Obama Wins Smartphone Compromise

What mobile wireless device costs £2.500, comes loaded with Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol and High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification, and secures calls to classified government networks? The BarackBerry. A White House official confirms that President Barack Obama will keep a smartphone while in office, although speculation persists that it will not be Obama’s beloved BlackBerry but instead a Sectera Edge, the ultrasecure smartphone developed for the National Security Agency by General Dynamics.

BlackBerry Maker RIM Drops Certicom Quest

Following a court order slapping a permanent injunction on BlackBerry maker Research In Motion’s £38.5 million hostile takeover bid for Certicom, the developer of elliptic curve cryptography technology, RIM drops its offer.