New Sectéra Edge for President Obama?

A controversy has been raging over President-elect Obama’s mobile e-mail solution of choice for the last few months.  Apparently surgically attached to his Blackberry, routing all his e-mail through Canada is probably not the best solution for American national security.

Windows MobileIt appears Windows Mobile has the solution, with this $3500 device!

According to the General Dynamics site, the Sectéra Edge boasts the following:

  • 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
  • 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 site also mentions that it is “NSA-certified”

Windows Mobile has already proven to be powerful, but on the Mr Obama’s hip it will prove to be literally presidential!


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