David Cameron Claims He Can Run the Country Remotely on His BlackBerry

By Tom Pritchard on at

Our Prime Minister David Cameron has confessed that he is rather reliant on his BlackBerry, but claims that this has the advantage of him being able to run the UK from anywhere in the world.

“Wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed, and indeed as I have done on I think almost every holiday that I have enjoyed over the last few years.”

It's likely that Cameron still uses a BlackBerry because of the security features and built-in encryption, as well as the fact that devices like the iPad have been banned from Cabinet meetings over fears that they can be bugged by foreign intelligence agents.

But BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen has warned that lack of profits may cause the company to ditch smartphones entirely and focus its attention on enterprise servers. So a time may come in the near future when Mr Cameron has to put aside his BlackBerry once and for all.

So what would he replace it with? From what I've seen of David Cameron's technological knowledge it'll probably end up being a Windows Phone. [The Guardian]