Barack Obama Still Uses a BlackBerry

Research In Motion faced some bad news earlier today when an analyst revealed that many retailers in North America have gone the past month without selling a single BlackBerry.

Only RIM's most faithful customers seem to remain. Fortunately for the Waterloo company, at least one of those customers is extraordinarily high-profile: the President of the United States of America, who has been proudly touting his RIM smartphone since early 2009.

"I still have a BlackBerry," Barack Obama is reported to have said after fumbling with a colleague's iPhone briefly in Florida this week, according to the Washington Times.

We bet RIM is hoping for Barack to win the upcoming US election. His competition, Mitt Romney, is clearly a Berry-hater: an app he launched in July was made available for Apple's iPhone and Google's Android—but not, as you may have already guessed, BlackBerry.

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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