Not bad for a Friday morning chuckle! With mainstream media really interested in the Obama/BlackBerry episode, leave it to The New Yorker to sketch up what they think President Obama's "Super BlackBerry" looks like.
The form factor is old school - there's definitely some BlackBerry 8700 in there and gone is the traditional full qwerty keyboard in favor of Yes I Can buttons that power a bunch Presidential functions. You can jump over to The New Yorker to see what they all do, but here are a few of the ones that had me laughing:
3. Press to play prerecorded "Love to, but this term's no good" response to Senator McCain lunch request.
5. Push for hourly update on Michelle clothing expenditures.
8. Push to set automatic "Line no longer in service" response to incoming Hillary calls.
18. Push once to add another ten billion dollars to bailout plan.
In other Obama BlackBerry news, it seems Mr. President, like every good CrackBerry, is addicted to BrickBreaker! A confidante of the President revealed to Star magazine: "He plays to unwind. Every night before bed, he gives it a few minutes. His high score is around 15,000!". So that's the real reason he needed to keep his personal BlackBerry!