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Published on January 22nd, 2009 | by James Smythe

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Obama forced to use crappy Sectera Edge as official work phone

generaldynamics_secteraedgeHe maybe the most powerful man in the world but he doesn’t get everything his own way. Barack Obama is a massive fan of his Blackberry but now he is President he has to use a phone that has been NSA approved for any official business. Unfortunately for Obama the NSA are a little behind the times and he has been forced to use a Windows powered Sectera Edge. I can’t say I have heard of these devices before but they are not the general public kinda device.

There is no word on what the operating system is exactly but I can only assume it is not Windows Mobile 6.5. I hope they ironed all the bugs in the OS out for him or the device might crash mid peace talks / starting a new war.

Features and specifications listed by General Dynamics for the Sectera Edge include:

  • Processor — not disclosed
  • Memory — not disclosed, but has separate RAM and ROM for unclassified and classified modes
  • Display — 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display
  • Wireless interfaces:
    • WAN — GSM (850/900/1800/1900)/EDGE, GSM (850/1900/2100) UMTS/HSDPA, or CDMA (800/1900) 1xRTT, CDMA (800/1900) EV-DO Rel. A
    • WAN — 802.11b/g (optional)
  • Other I/O:
    • 1 x USB
    • 1 x serial (operable in classified mode only)
    • 2.5mm stereo headset jack
  • Expansion — microSD slot
  • Dimensions and weight — not disclosed
  • Operating temperature -9 to 140 deg. F

Pricing for the Sectera Edge was not revealed, but the device is available now, according to General Dynamics.

Oh and it puts the iPhone design to shame!

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