Sunday 22 January 2017

Donald Trump Surrenders His Personal Phone As He Becomes A New President

Donald Trump

Barack Obama was perhaps the most famous BlackBerry user on the planet for many years and often lamented his government-issue gadgets.

And his successor is in line for the same treatment. Donald Trump has been required to hand over his personal phone in favour of a "secure, encrypted device."

The phone comes with a new number that is only known by a select group of people. It's not know whether or not President Trump will be able to use the new handset to access his new Twitter account .

"On Thursday, he told a friend that he had given up his phone, as security agencies had urged him to do," reported the Associated Press .

Trump has been known to favour Android phones and is believed to mostly use a Samsung Galaxy. The new president has been described as being "amazingly accessible" and has even been known to return calls from unknown numbers.

During his campaign trail, Trump called for Apple to shift production of the iPhone from China to the US.

Donald Trump

“We’re going to get Apple to build their damn computers and things in this country instead of in other countries,” he told supporters in Virginia on January 18 last year.

As he took the oath of office today, the team behind the scenes switched the @POTUS Twitter account from Obama to Trump.

Despite this, Trump has said he will continue to use his personal Twitter account that has amassed over 20 million followers.



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