We always knew that US president Barack Obama has liked a BlackBerry. Despite claims from the CIA and NSA to stop using his BlackBerry, Obama objected.
Of course, Obama’s personal use of a BlackBerry won’t solve the company’s woes. However, it’s never a bad thing to have a US president personally endorse a product.
During NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams the host reminded millions that the most powerful man in the world hasn’t switched to an iPhone:
Andrea Mitchell: “President Obama is the first U.S. President to use a BlackBerry, overruling objections from the CIA and NSA.”
NBC News Counterterrorism Expert Michael Leiter: “Knowing other countries would be interested in listening to his phone calls, he ended up using one of the most secure BlackBerrys on earth.”
Andrea Mitchell: He won’t give it up.
NBC News reporter Peter Alexander [at a recent White House press conference]: “Is the president still using his BlackBerry?”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: ”I have no change to announce in terms of the president’s communications.”
Andrea Mitchell: ”He loves that BlackBerry.”