Barack Obama to get NSA top secret secure BlackBerry 8830

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Barack Obama is getting a “souped-up, high security BlackBerry for use in and around the White House and during presidential travel.” The device is a BlackBerry 8830 World Edition, with some incredible security tweaks to make sure Kim Jong Il isn’t listening in on his conversations.

Washington-based Genesis Key developed the special security software for Obama’s new 8830, called SecureVoice, which will presumably run alongside the traditional BlackBerry OS. Officials from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the White House Communications Agency (part of the Pentagon’s Defense Information Systems Agency), Research In Motion (RIM) and Genesis Key all collaborated on Barack Obama’s presidential BlackBerry.

The security software was designed to provide access to NSA top secret information. In order for the BlackBerry to access this information, which is the highest grade of security classification, the software was required to be incredibly robust. The software not only works on Obama’s BlackBerry, but is compatible with any 8830 or BlackBerry Curve 83xx. This does not mean it will be available to consumers, but rather it’s needed to be able to communicate with other SecureVoice enabled devices.

Don’t expect any leaked screenshots!

[Al Sacco Via]

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com/ The Android Site

    Damn, I’d be upset if they took away my Bold and gave me an 8830.

  • http://www.theandroidsite.com The Android Site

    Damn, I’d be upset if they took away my Bold and gave me an 8830.

  • RM

    Ah, the saga of BlackBarry’s BlackBerry continues…

    Is this Obama’s mini-teleprompter?

  • RM

    Ah, the saga of BlackBarry’s BlackBerry continues…

    Is this Obama’s mini-teleprompter?

  • Ike Bee

    Not only does he keep his “precious” but he gets an extreme makeover on an 8830 WE. Like Mel Brooks said, “It’s good to be the king”! In this case, the prez!

  • Ike Bee

    Not only does he keep his “precious” but he gets an extreme makeover on an 8830 WE. Like Mel Brooks said, “It’s good to be the king”! In this case, the prez!

  • http://twitter.com/cstalker0420/statuses/1595913287 cstalker0420 (Chris Stalker)
  • JWood

    Who really gives a crap? It’s not like it’s helping this moron do anything right. Moron with a bb who is president is still just a moron with bb.

  • JWood

    Who really gives a crap? It’s not like it’s helping this moron do anything right. Moron with a bb who is president is still just a moron with bb.

  • GFawkes

    Finally we have an intelligent President who knows how to use technology. God bless Obama and God bless the USA for electing him!

  • GFawkes

    Finally we have an intelligent President who knows how to use technology. God bless Obama and God bless the USA for electing him!

  • DeyTookOurJawbs

    He is not a moron. He might not follow your political philosophy, but he is by no means a moron. He was the President of the Harvard Law Journal and a Con Law Professor for the University of Chicago (one of best law schools in the country).

    Cool Black Berry!

  • DeyTookOurJawbs

    He is not a moron. He might not follow your political philosophy, but he is by no means a moron. He was the President of the Harvard Law Journal and a Con Law Professor for the University of Chicago (one of best law schools in the country).

    Cool Black Berry!

  • DeyTookOurJawbs

    He is not a moron. He might not follow your political philosophy, but he is by no means a moron. He was the President of the Harvard Law Journal and a Con Law Professor for the University of Chicago (one of best law schools in the country).

    Cool Black Berry!

  • DeyTookOurJawbs

    He is not a moron. He might not follow your political philosophy, but he is by no means a moron. He was the President of the Harvard Law Journal and a Con Law Professor for the University of Chicago (one of best law schools in the country).

    Cool Black Berry!

  • DeyTookOurJawbs

    He is not a moron. He might not follow your political philosophy, but he is by no means a moron. He was the President of the Harvard Law Journal and a Con Law Professor for the University of Chicago (one of best law schools in the country).

    Cool Black Berry!

  • http://www.arthritistreatmentlab.com/ Hayley

    i admire Barack Obama because he is very charismatic and he is liberal minded.

  • http://www.arthritistreatmentlab.com Hayley

    i admire Barack Obama because he is very charismatic and he is liberal minded.