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BlackBerry Curve 8300
The President is well known to be a fan of the BlackBerry. So much so, that he has two of them. Identified in this picture aboard Air Force One as two BlackBerry Curve 8300 handsets, while his other is understood to be a BlackBerry Curve 8900.
BlackBerrys are, at least for now, one of the very few mobile devices approved by the U.S. government for low-level classification document sharing, but the iPhone is not far behind. In May, iPhones and iPads were approved by the U.S. Defense Dept. just a week after the federal government cleared the older iOS 6 software for use in government.
White House Family Theater: 3D technology
Little do many know that the White House has its own mini-family theater where movie screenings can be held by the Obama family and others. Located in the East Wing of the building, the President can be seen talking to members of the administration and civil servants ahead of a "Men in Black 3" screening.
In this photo, you can see 3D screening technology used, which gives an idea of how advanced the petite movie theater is. That said, the room itself is far from IMAX standards, as it is only able to seat around 40 people.
Credit: White House/Flickr
Obama's motorcade: All aboard "The Beast"
The presidential state car is dubbed by members of the press as "The Beast," as it boasts bulletproof windows, a reinforced gas tank, and its very own chauffeur. Designed by General Motors and built in 2009 in time for Obama's inauguration, the car goes everywhere the President goes. The car is sealed against gas and biochemical attacks, and is even able to run on flat tires should the wheels burst.
Green enthusiasts may not be so pleased to discover the car's fuel efficiency is reportedly just 8 miles per U.S. gallon.
Credit: White House/Flickr.