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Obama in BlackBerry heaven

A little NSA encryption makes the Presidential PDA A-OK.

Woo-hoo! Obama will keep his BlackBerry -- thanks to the addition of a superencryption package, Marc Ambinder is reporting

It seems that the National Security Agency -- or perhaps another agency -- added the package to to a standard BlackBerry so that Obama can use it for routine mesages.

In general, government BlackBerries can only handle "secret"-level messages. Howerver, the Sectera Edge from General Dynamics, allows for "top secret" voice conversations.

Ambinder speculates that the NSA has created a special, more secure pathway for the presidential messages.

Instant messaging, though, is right out.