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Old 01-22-2009, 11:03 AM
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NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

That right Ladies and Gentlemen. Here's the scoop....(and keep reading....the best part is at the end)

Barak Obama is a BlackBerry junkie. But presidents aren't allowed to have cell phones. So, not only is he the first black president, but now he will be the first president to have a cell phone. How you ask?

General Dynamics, maker of the F-16 and lots of other cool stuff that goes BOOM, has made the first NSA-approved mobile phone. It's called the Sectera Edge. It's also ruggedized because it's also available to the military. It costs around $3,350 with no add-ons.

The part I thought was cool, because I'm an "IT Guy" was how they deal with the "secure" part of it. It turns out that the NSA has a new program/initiative for mobile device encryption called the Secure Mobile
Environment Portable Electronic Device (SME PED). It works in conjunction with the SIPRNET...the DoD's secure intranet. The phone has a built-in smartcard reader. You slide you CAC ID card in the bottom of the phone to authenticate to SIPRNET, and then all data and voice is encrypted.

Of course there are special email servers you have to have....but the device works on all major carriers as there are several version of the phone. All device versions are "World Phones". Available on Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, AllTel, Orange, Rodgers....and everything else.

But the best part....it runs on Windows Mobile!

Get all the juicy details on General Dynamic's Sectera Edge product page.

http://www.gdc4s.com/content/detail....2-55106fbaff32
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:21 AM
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

Does it come with 2.5 or 3.5 mm jack?

Actually that's very cool. However, I'm sure that the good people at Fort Meade will be able to "listen in" to these secured converstations.

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Old 01-22-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

$3,350? Wonder if you can get a discount ordering in bulk?
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

OOOooo....touchscreen too.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

Here are the specs:

Sectéra® Edge™ SME PED

Specifications

Size and Weight
  • Dimensions
    1.3"D x 3.2"W x 4.9"L
  • Weight
    12 oz.
Displays
  • TFT QVGA Color
    2.8 in., 64k colors
  • Trusted Display
    LCD
Environmental
  • MIL-STD-810F
  • Operating Temp.
    –23°C to 60°C (–9°F to 140°F)
  • Storage Temp.
    –55°C to 75°C (–67° to 167°F)
Memory
  • Unclassified
    • Flash: 128MB
    • RAM: 64MB
  • Classified
    • Flash: 64MB
    • RAM: 64MB
  • microSD expansion slot up to 2GB
Power
  • Removeable/Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
    • Standby time: approx. 60 hours
    • Talk time: approx. 5 hours
    • Secure time: approx. 3 hours
    • Extended batteries available
  • AC Power
    • AC Input
      100–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • International Adaptors
Secure Speech Processing
  • G.729D
    6.4 kbps
  • MELP
    2400 bps
Interfaces
  • Unclassified
    USB
  • Classified
    USB, Serial
  • Integrated CAC Reader
    DoD PKI Enabled
  • Interchangeable Wireless Communications Modules
    • GSM: (850/900/1800/1900) EDGE, (850/1900/2100) UMTS, HSDPA
      or
    • CDMA: (800/1900) 1xRTT, (800/1900) EV-DO Rel. A
      or
    • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)*
  • Headset
    2.5 mm stereo/phone jack
Interoperability
  • U.S. Type 1 and Homeland Security (Suite B)
  • NATO, Coalition, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.K.
  • SCIP
  • HAIPE® (including TACLANE® family)
Software Applications
  • Phone
    Secure/non-secure phone calls
  • Wireless E-mail
    Secure/non-secure e-mail with attachments
  • Personal Organizer
    Secure/non-secure calendar, contacts, tasks, alarms and notes
  • Wired and Wireless Desktop Synchronization
    Keep your e-mail and personal organizer up-to-date
  • Internet Explorer® Web Browser
    Access to commercial Internet, classified and unclassified web pages
  • Windows Viewers
    View classified/unclassified images and Word®, Excel®, Powerpoint®, PDF documents
  • WordPad Editor
    Type & edit classified/unclassified notes
  • Windows Messenger
    Secure/non-secure instant messaging
  • SMS
    Non-secure text messaging
  • Windows Media® Player
    Full multimedia capability
  • Calculator
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

Oh snap! The phone works on ALL CARRIERS. There's a module you swap out to switch between carriers!

It even has encrypted Windows Messenger...SICK!

They even left Windows Media Player on it....AHAHAHAHA
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

It's confirmed by Engadget:


At Robert Gibbs' first press conference as President Obama's Press Secretary, the most important and heated debate of our time has been put to rest. According to Gibbs, Obama will be able to keep his BlackBerry, though only a limited number of senior staff and personal contacts will have access to his email address, and the data on the handheld will be subject to the Presidential Records Act. There was no mention of the NSA or the Sectera Edge, though he does mention some enhanced security. In Gibbs' words:
"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 in a way that use will be limited and the security is enhanced to ensure his ability to communicate, but to do so effectively and to do so in a way that's protected."
Finally, a clear indication that for the first time in the 21st century, the President of the United States will act like it's the 21st century. You can watch it all go down in the video after the break -- just crank it to about 45:30. Now, on to this economic stuff we keep hearing about...
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

which phone is this most comparable to? considering ram, memory etc?
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

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which phone is this most comparable to? considering ram, memory etc?
Well, nothing really. Memory wise....PPC-6700...."The Brick".
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Re: NSA-Approved Windows Mobile Phone

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Does it come with 2.5 or 3.5 mm jack
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looks like it is a glorified apache. 2.5mm
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