Thursday, January 22, 2009
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC News" @ 11:00 AM
"Bill Clinton sent only two e-mail messages as president and has yet to pick up the habit. George W. Bush ceased using e-mail in January 2001 but has said he's looking forward to e-mailing "my buddies" after leaving Washington, D.C. Barack Obama, though, is a serious e-mail addict. "I'm still clinging to my BlackBerry," he said in a recent interview with CNBC. "They're going to pry it out of my hands." One reason to curb presidential BlackBerrying is the possibility of eavesdropping by hackers and other digital snoops. While Research In Motion offers encryption, the U.S. government has stricter requirements for communications security...Fortunately for an enthusiastic e-mailer-in-chief, some handheld devices have been officially blessed as secure enough to handle even classified documents, e-mail, and Web browsing."
The Sectéra Edge looks like one bad-ass device: it functions over both GSM and CDMA networks, is military-grade rugged, and seems to use some form of Windows CE (the PDF specs sheet doesn't specify). With a price north of $3000, readers of this site wouldn't want it anyway: it only has 64 MB of RAM. ;-)