According to Reuters, Barack Obama still uses a BlackBerry smartphone, though not necessarily by choice.

BlackBerry Curve 9350

At the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act in Washington on Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama fielded a number of questions, but not all of them were about health care. While the President turns to an Apple iPad for his tablet needs, he is not allowed to use an iPhone for “security reasons,” according to Reuters.

So while Obama is the first President in office to use email during his presidency, he does so from a BlackBerry smartphone. Although this isn’t a ringing endorsement for the struggling BlackBerry, at the very least it’s an acknowledgment that the U.S. government trusts the company from a security perspective.

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  1. Well get the man a Z30 or Q10 at least.

  2. Since no one is really using BlackBerry any more, the NSA has not spent the time to figure out how to break into them to listen in.

  3. The putz doesnt want to be surveilled anymore than anyone else does!

  4. Buy Better Tech & Security Thursday, December 5, 2013

    I’d love to hear what the “security concerns” are. BB isn’t more secure. That’s a myth. No mobile phone is really secure.

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