Proof: President Obama Still a BlackBerry User

By Kevin Michaluk on 30 Jan 2009 12:49 am EST
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Obama Keeps his BlackBerry

In case you were losing any sleep over whether or not President Obama did in fact get to keep his BlackBerry (it was looking sketchy for a day or two there with Sectera Edge stuff floating around the web and on CNN) the proof is in the picture!

The only question now is what do you think he should do to accessorize it? Stay naked? Skin it? A custom ColorWare paint job? Maybe a Presidential Seal Coveroo? I wonder if this will push RIM to launch the CDMA 9030 a little quicker so they can get Obama on the latest and greatest vs. an 8330?  

[ via Engadget ]

42 comments

brodcaster

Can't RIM make him his own model? President Obama has been very vocal about his blackberry, doesn't that deserve a lot of love from RIM? Something that is exclusively only for the President -- The biggest and the most popular (free) endorser of the great Blackberry.

can I get an AMEN!!!! :)

Much love

Glenn668

So it seems I have one thing in common with the 'messiah'. Other than the Blackberry there's nothing else to compare. Oh, by the way...WHO CARES??? The sooner he has unrestricted access to his BB the better. 2012 can't get here soon enough!

arbos

You're right. He's the President. And he's Ivy League educated. Undergrad and Law School.

SteveJobsCorpse

His educational background goes from Occidental College (first two years, not Ivy League, wtf is that?) to Columbia to Harvard Law. He hasn't released his transcripts as far as I know.

zambuka

Bush was Ivy League too.

Queen4111

Someone drank their haterade today...........

Back to the article, yes, RIM should make him an "Exclusive Model" since he is the PRESIDENT of the United States! (yep, yep).

Also, I really think he would be using the Bold if it didn't have a camera on it.

Two thumbs up for upgrading from that dinosaur 8700 to 8830.

BlackBerry8800IsBlack

Someone did drink there Haterad, man. Its not 2012 it will be 2017 (another 8 more years for you glenn) lol. Anyhow, I am glad he's got upgraded if the bold didnt have a camera he'd be using it. If RIMM has a brain, I am sure they are making a model for the President.

blank

is that an 8330 or an 8830? looks more like the 8830 to me and the color of it means he is rockin vzw!

Cowchip

How about what kind of toilet paper he uses? Geesh people. Get over it.

arbos

If this was a blog about toilet paper I would agree with you. But it's not...it's about the Blackberry.

sheesh

Wow.. I sent Crackberry 2 articles from Yahoo News about a week ago, one of which stating he was getting to keep his blackberry and that he would have a special one for security reasons and THIS is what you post a week later????

Dropping the ball a little there eh?

arbos

This picture and the accomonying story also made The Huffington Post today. So no...it's not really that old. This version at least.

who the flip cares

Unless your name is Kevin, nobody in Canada (RIM) cares about the POTUS.

GermanBlackBerry

the phone in his hand looks more like a 8830 world edition from Verizon but it seems like there are many images of Obama with many diffrent BlackBerrys.

GregFF

Mr. President finally did an upgrade.

Anonymous3232

Who said he ever upgraded? I mean we've all seen him using an 8700 which was on the AT&T network, but this picture shows him using an 8830 for Verizon.

Now if I remember correctly a few months back employees were fired from Verizon for looking up his account information.

This picture is old, the 8700 is what he uses now.. being that the government has a contract with AT&T.

He isn't allowed to use a device with GPS.

Nelekele

Check your resources......

GermanBlackBerry

There is a set of images with Obama and his BlackBerry and i looks a lot like a 8830 from verizon unless another phone company uses the Silver World edition.

Thats the caption for the image.

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama puts away his Blackberry on his belt as he returns to the Oval Office at the White House January 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama attended a class presentation at his daughters Sasha's school, Sidwell Friends School in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

GermanBlackBerry

There is a set of images with Obama and his BlackBerry and i looks a lot like a 8830 from verizon unless another phone company uses the Silver World edition.

Thats the caption for the image.

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 29: U.S. President Barack Obama puts away his Blackberry on his belt as he returns to the Oval Office at the White House January 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama attended a class presentation at his daughters Sasha's school, Sidwell Friends School in Bethesda, Maryland. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Cartel1986

Did you guys not hear the news?Verizon Wireless signed a five year deal with the presidents executive office...so that HAS to be a an 8830 from Verizon Wireless....I Work for VZW it came out on our employee news!

andrewcjduong

looks like a pink pearl to me :P

mciriello

That's definitely an 8830. The Pres would not use a "consumer" BB ;-P

Actually, the lack of a camera was probably important...

John A B

He probably was thumbing it when he walked into a window in the oval office.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/01/28/2009-01-28_hey_bam_t...

Berry Pickin

Don't agree with him....didn't vote for him, BUT, he is the President, and he rocks a Berry. What he needs is one of those Coveroo's with the Pres Seal on it. Then, when he meets with the leader of another country, he could whip that bad boy out!!!! :)

nursgirl

He should be allowed to be true to himself... if he loves his Curve he oughta stay with it! I think he needs a presidential coveroo and that his BB should have it's own Secret Service bodyguard. hehe

canuckinnh

I guess the messiah will declare himself world ruler sooner than I thought

Barack_Oberry

Thank you everyone! I appreciate the references and I want to assure you that I do love my blackberry curve. Peace, love and CHANGE.

Regards,

Barack Oberry

mightyjohn#AC

Jesus Christ who cares what the Antichrist is talking on. I am so sick of all of the unnecessary coverage.

canuckinnh

Crackberry.com like the media is somehow enamored with the 'messiah'.

A couple years from now when you are gouged by taxes or can't afford gas due to the global warming hoax, hope you remember this socialist and his BB. It will be so insignificant

financedirector

I am personally awaiting the announcement of a Presidential Blackberry Model equipped with the United State Govt Seals and of course built in Taser abilities ;)

canuckinnh

Didn't you see the earmark of $50 million for the messiah BB.

Allows the messiah to communicate with terrorists, solicit illegal campaign funds and walk on water

Jdr8402

You mean he can walk on water??? Where do I sign up??? Seriously though, it's great that he gets to keep his BB. canuckinnh, just give it up dude. You sound so desperate for attention. lol. I don't like Obama that much either but I still respect the man as my president as I did when Bush was in office. Go out and have a beer or something.

canuckinnh

Just dismayed by how the public has bought into politician

The messiah's leadership is based on smoke and mirrors

msaster

I thought this was supposed to be about Blackberry and our President and the purpose was to stay on subject.

Anonymous 21

Remember that almost half of us didn't vote for the current oval office occupant.

I came to to this site to see blackberry updates not this guys mug shot plastered all over the place

Elsongs

..Soooo if McCain won and he had a Blackberry (assuming he would know how to use one), you wouldn't be whining like little crybabies?

Just sayin.

canuckinnh

You liberals would be doing everything you could to obstruct and name call if McCain had won.

telejeff

Actually the liberals would probably be civil with the criticisms of McCain. Just as most conservatives are civil with their criticism of Obama. However, both liberals and true conservatives (the classicists and libertarians) would be highly critical of Sarah Palin.

ComfyJammies

There's an article in the NYTimes today about Obama and his blackberry and email. (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/us/politics/01obama.html) So they say it's a special super secret blackberry with encryption. Well, it implies that. I'm just happy for him that he got to keep it. I'd go nuts without mine!

Crystal_Method

i think he should keep it naked... us taxpayers are already paying enough for the rest of our lives!!