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The first details

Barack Obama’s new BlackBerry: The first details

The first details of Barack Obama’s new high-security BlackBerry have emerged, highlighting the efforts White House officials have made to ensure that the US president does not have to go without his favourite gadget.

Mr Obama revealed his devotion to the emailing device during the campaign trail but was forced to give up his personal handset after being sworn in, amid concerns that it could be targeted by foreign intelligence agencies.

The president has been forced to make do with a similar device íV a Sectera Edge Smartphone created for the National Security Agency (NSA) to be virtually impregnable íV but will take delivery of a specially-secured replacement BlackBerry in the next few months, according to reports.


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