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George W Bush gets a new BlackBerry in possible prep for Tweetfest



Former President George W Bush got a new BlackBerry, according to a tweet by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. No word on what device he has, but it must have been a Bold.

With a $7 million book deal on the way, George Dubbya Bush should be able to use his BlackBerry to build a Twitter following in preparation for the launch. While @GeorgeWBush doesn’t have any activity on it, we might start seeing a few posts from UberTwitter or SocialScope.

Can’t wait to see some Bushisms in Twitter form!



Presidential posse leaving BlackBerrys at home for Olympics


President Bush in ChinaUS President Bush is on his way to China for the Olympics beginning Friday, and staffers accompanying him will be without BlackBerrys for the duration due to security concerns. Wow, top-shelf bureaucrats without BlackBerrys? That’s going to be rough for them. To be fair, Chinese hotels have been forced by the local government to install spy software which will monitor guests’ internet usage, which puts wireless monitoring not that far-fetched. Is the presidential staff justified in leaving their BlackBerrys at home, or is this just the Chinese version of the Patriot Act? One way or the other, the Hong Kong BlackBerry 9000 launch wasn’t too long ago, so there may very well be a few Bolds floating through the crowds at the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing before the show’s over.

(CBS via Pinstack)