President-Elect Barack Obama said in an CNBC interview "I'm still clinging to my BlackBerry...They're going to pry it
out of my hands."
Everyone is worried about security. It seems to us, since Obama has such great tech advisers as Google's Eric Schmidt, there's got to be some way for Obama to use a BlackBerry or maybe a G1. Schmidt and his Silicon Valley pals could engineer a Presidential Firewall as strong and resilient as the Great Wall of China.
Now Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times writes that his BlackBerry endorsement would be worth $25 to $50 Million Dollars. Even if he were to get such a sum, it wouldn't even help pay for the new "Stimulus Plan" or bail-out the housing market.
As we learned from Obama, there is always hope. Who knows the developer who makes an uncrackable BlackBerry could become the next Secretary of Technology and invent the greatest mobile enterprise device manufactured in the United States. Not like those other devices made in China (iPhone) and or assembled in Canada (BlackBerry).
More BlackBerry and Obama Stories from Wireless and Mobile News
- Obama Only Human Named in Wireless and Mobile News Top Stories of 2008.
- Verizon Employees Hack Obama's Cell Phone Records.
- Barack's BlackBerry Comical Answer. Obama BlackBerry Comic.
- Obama's BlackBerry Banned from White House?
- US Mobile phone web surfers are much more likely to support Democrat presidential
candidate Barack Obama.
- There is an Obama iPhone application.
- Nielsen Mobile reported that mobile media was slightly more popular with Democrats than Republicans, as of Q2 2008.
- Pew Research noticed that election polls are landline biased.
- Nielsen Mobile estimates that 2.9 million US mobile subscribers
received a text message from the Obama campaign announcing his running mate.
- The Obama website offers free ringtones.
- Obama won the Virgin Wireless election poll and the CTIA Wireless election poll.