President’s office not participating in Samsung and LG test

Earlier today we reported that the Department of Defense was testing Samsung and LG phones for use in the White House — one of the last smartphone BlackBerry.

We pointed out that would inevitably lead to speculation that the President would be replacing his BlackBerry.

A White House spokesman said that,

the Executive Office of the President is not involved in any pilot program for testing non-BlackBerry phones and that there is nothing new to share about the president’s BlackBerry.

Last year, the Pentagon added Apple and Samsung to the short list of smartphone makers that it has approved for use by its workers.

The Defense Department is currently in the process of issuing some non-BlackBerry devices to its employees. The White House Communications Agency, which handles the daily and emergency communications requirements for the president, is a part of the Defense Department — but the president’s office itself is not participating in any testing, the spokesman said.

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