INCOMING US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is in the market for a new mobile phone, one that can provide him with the kind of security that the CIA would like him to use.
Donald Trump uses his phone, you can tell that by the frequency with which he tweets and the way that his hands have evolved to suit the small keyboard. Reports say that Trump's chosen telephone was a Galaxy S7 device. Apparently, that is not good enough.
Engadget says that Trump will be getting a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service with a new number that few people possess". This is pretty much what happened to the last president.
President Obama infamously used a Blackberry, and was publicly very passionate about it but ultimately his handset was upgraded to an iPhone. We do not reckon that Trump will take on an Apple device because he blew his top when he found out about the infamous San Bernardino iPhone unlocking case and is probably keen to distance himself from the firm's technology.
The Associated Press had Trump's old phone number, and says that when it called it it was unanswered. Shortly after the president in the waiting room called back.
"The call went to voicemail and the reporter did not leave a message. About an hour later, Trump called back. It's hard to imagine many politicians — particularly one about to become president of the United States — calling back an unknown number on their cellphone," reports the Associated Press.
"With Trump, it's simply how business gets done, whether he's fielding calls from real estate partners and longtime friends or foreign leaders and congressional lawmakers in the weeks after the election."
An unnecessary insight into the life of Trump perhaps, and the AP goes further saying that it had spoken to a friend of the man who told them that Trump was told to switch. The friend chose to remain anonymous, because, says the AP, it was a private conversation.
The small irony here is that Trump is getting a new phone to protect his conversations, yet he apparently surrounds himself with people who are happy to talk to the press. µ
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