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Blair, Obama Joke About Blackberrys

03/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President Obama attended his first prayer breakfast Thursday, where he was met by Britain's Tony Blair. The former Prime Minister congratulated Obama on successfully holding onto his BlackBerry in the White House.

"Great news about the BlackBerry," Blair said, launching into a quick story about his first mobile phone, which he got the day after he left 10 Downing, sent a text message without realizing his friend wouldn't know who it was from. "Back came the reply: Sorry, who are you?"

Many thought Obama would be forced to give up the device after inauguration. However, the Secret Service and National Security Agency found a way for him to keep his beloved phone while complying with security protocol and the Presidential Records Act.

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