Obama is addicted to his BlackBerry. I can't say I blame him, I feel naked without mine. There's something about having all that info at your fingertips that becomes addictive.
Normally, Presidents don't use email as it can be subpoenaed by Congress and courts and may be subject to public records laws. There's also the obvious security risk in having the Commander in Chief wearing a phone. But, Obama gets to keep his BlackBerry.
"The president has a BlackBerry through a compromise that allows him to stay in touch with senior staff and a small group of personal friends," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday. He did not say with whom the compromise was struck.
I'm keeping mine, too.