I've heard a lot in the news about how President Obama (feels so good to say that) could not give up his Blackberry. Obviously, as president, there are gigantic security concerns with somebody that important having a device like that on his person at all times. Mobile communication/computing devices have many vectors of attack and are not usually as hardened as desktop or laptop systems.
As a security professional, I can appreciate the White House IT staff's concerns! However, forcing him to stop using it would seriously degrade his productivity. Besides, it's just cool as anything to have a high tech president! I was pleased to hear how he received what was christened Blackberry One for his mobile email / phone / calendar / computing needs. Man, I would love to be on the president's IT staff. It would be a stressful and time consuming, but incredibly fun job!
What is particularly interesting is the choice of devices for his needs. Although Obama apparently has his (reinforced) Blackberry for personal communication only, he will also have another NSA certified device for secure communications. This device? The Sectera Edge. And what does this magical NSA device run as its core OS? Windows CE -- the foundation of Windows Mobile.
Apparently Apple and RIM (not to mention Symbian) have a long way to go to catch up to Microsoft's claim of security. Go Microsoft (and, of course, General Dynamics)! ;-)
h/t The Mobile Spoon, WMPowerUser.com, and ABC News