President Obama Getting a Secure BlackBerry 8830 not a General Dynamics Sectera Edge?

I read a few months ago that President Obama was getting a…

General Dynamics Sectera Edge Smartphone (product page)

It was developed for an NSA secure mobile device program and certified for voice communications classified as Top Secret and classified for access to email and website classified as Secret (Note: Back when I was a DoD contractor the classification sequence was Unclassified, Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, “don’t ask” :-). I thought that was the end of that story. However, this is not the case according to this Washington Post Times article…

Obama’s BlackBerry

According to the article, the NSA is modifying a BlackBerry 8830 for the President’s classified communication. It will replace the Sectera Edge that apparently piggy-backs with a conventional BlackBerry to secure it.