President Obama was finally allowed to dump his BlackBerry… for state-of-the-art ‘play phone’

Remember back in the day, when all the cool cats were wearing BlackBerries clipped to their belts? It was as much a fashion statement as a way of showing you meant business (literally), and were down with the latest breakthrough technologies, as well as top-notch mobile security measures.

Unfortunately, for the most powerful person on Earth, time stood still for the past eight years, with both iPhones and Android devices deemed potentially hazardous in the hands of President Barack Obama.

Ultimately, the two current world-leading platforms stepped up their encryption efforts enough for one of them to replace BlackBerry’s outdated proprietary OS. We don’t know exactly which, but it doesn’t matter much, because Obama continues to be tech-blocked for “security reasons.”

As he charmingly and hilariously puts it in a “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” appearance, his new mobile setup essentially equates to owning a glorified play phone, similar to a “3-year-old”, with a touchscreen, advanced features and all, yet no way to freely call anyone he pleases, send texts, take pics, or stream music. Or, you know, tweet invectives at Donald Trump, or send and receive official emails on private servers. Just a few more months to go, though.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).