There’s been quite some talk about President Barack Obama fighting to keep his beloved BlackBerry on him even when his advisers thought that he’d have to give it up for privacy and security reasons once he took office. But of course, being the tech-savvy man that he is, Obama won the fight to keep his personal mobile device as long as he agrees to submit all correspondence on it as stated in the Presidential Records Act.

A fellow BlackBerry user myself, I know what it’s like to be away from the device once you’ve started to really use it every single day to keep in contact with people. Some analysts are saying that if Obama were not a public servant, that he could easily be in the asking for up to $50 million from RIM for endorsing his BlackBerry device with such fervor.

But being the President of the United States means that you need the utmost in security and encryption, and unfortunately, a BlackBerry simply cannot guarantee that, so there’s word going around that Obama may be equipped with a Sectera Edge from General Dynamics. The Sectera Edge is a rugged secure smartphone that runs Windows Mobile and it features a host of technology inside that is likely to rival an entire communication hub.


There’s hardly any more room for arrows and bullet points.

Anyway, the only thing that sucks about it is that it looks so damn ANCIENT. But I guess it’s like having a really crappy-looking car with a super-charged engine underneath. It’s not what’s on the outside that counts…