Sectera Edge aka The BarackBerry



Barack Obama with his BlackBerry

We all know how President Barack Obama is addicted to his BlackBerry which is now dubbed as BarackBerry. When he became the 44th President of the United States, one of the things he’s required to do is turn over his BlackBerry to the White House Staff. This is because of concerns with email security and the Presidential Records Act, which makes all his emails, text messages and other forms of correspondence officially recorded and made available in the public domain.

Being the most powerful man in the county, he has somehow persuaded the White House Staff to let him keep his BlackBerry. And since he is now the President of the United States of America, his new mobile device has to be secure. It hasn’t been confirmed yet but initial reports point to the Sectera Edge, a BlackBerry type mobile device created by General Dynamics.

Sectera Edge

Sectera Edge

Features:

  • Secure and non-secure wireless phone, e-mail and web browsing
  • Withstands rigors of both tactical and everyday environments
  • Global roaming over GSM, CDMA or Wi-Fi* wireless networks
  • Software upgradeable to VoIP
  • Exchange secure e-mail with government personnel, including S/MIME BlackBerry® users
  • IPv6 software upgradeable
  • Easy-to-Use
  • Familiar Microsoft® Windows® Platform
  • Wireless desktop synchronization
  • Separation of Classified and Unclassified applications
  • One-touch switching between classified and unclassified PDA functions
  • Advanced Security Features
  • Secure wireless access to the SIPRNET and NIPRNET
  • DoD PKI enabled Common Access Card (CAC) support
  • Supports DoD 8100.2 requirements
  • Type 1 encrypted storage of classified data
  • Can be used inside closed areas with “SCIF-Friendly” feature

The Sectera Edge is certified by the NSA or National Security Agency and considered as a Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device (SME PED). Its main feature is secure interoperability and the Sectera Edge uses the SCIP or Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol that allows secure phone calls to other SCIP compatible devices. The Sectera Edge also uses the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification or HAIPE® IS for secure network connectivity.

The Sectera Edge mobile device retails for $3,500.

[via timtechs news]


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3 Comments

  1. Blacjat

    October 28, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Mmmmm, intersting. But i’m still thinking RIM will must change this crap phone for something like iPhone.
    But obama… is the MAN!

  2. JP Habaradas

    January 29, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    @Vincent – Haha..didn’t know there such a phone like that. Anyways, it pretty much looks like a Nokia knockoff. Thanks for sharing! :D

  3. Vincent Chow

    January 29, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Reminds me of the $30 Obama phone.

    Vincent Chows last blog post..Revo Uninstaller: Better than your average uninstaller

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