In an interview/town hall session with Univision, President Obama reveals that he now owns an iPad, a device he somewhat derided as "a distraction" in a commencement speech last year.It's notably nerdy, though, that Obama tethers it through his (specially secured) BlackBerry. President George W. Bush was a fan of the iPod, though a personal aide loaded it with his preferred tunes. [CNET; image via The White House]
President Obama Tethers iPad Via BlackBerry, Finds It Distracting
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