Barack Obama is a loyal BlackBerry user. “You can’t run the world’s most powerful nation without your BlackBerry,” the Canadian company wrote on its blog in November, trumpeting how Obama still uses their phone. As far as all the new features a BlackBerry might offer, who knows how many the President actually uses. Turns out he doesn’t even text.
When Obama revealed last night on the TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live that he still uses a BlackBerry phone, one lone person in the stands clapped. The President was quick to joke that the only BlackBerry supporter in the audience was about his age. Obama revealed he sticks with BlackBerry, in part, because he must use a phone that has no recording features. His daughters, meanwhile, use another type of smartphone.
So, yes, BlackBerry has a host security features, but don’t expect the late-night television spot to be part of a huge marketing push.
mannnnnn Obama said in the interview that he don’t use phones with recorders in them, he got a black berry lol
— Masa’ Barrs (@NoahPrentiss_20) March 13, 2015
Amaa Obama still uses a blackberry haha
— AB4N. (@AbanWaznaH) March 13, 2015
— Sharon Combs (@CurlyCombs) March 13, 2015
“Obama uses a blackberry” lol mom.
— Jess (@ssejlopezz) March 13, 2015
— Richard Leiby (@richleiby) March 13, 2015
Love him or hate him, you have to admit that it was really cool for Obama to go on Kimmel, do Mean Tweets, and admit he uses a Blackberry.
— Mary Warren Dickens (@dickensmw) March 13, 2015