Obama and Blackberry to part on inauguration day

WASHINGTON (AP) - For President-elect Barack Obama, parting with his Blackberry is such sweet sorrow. In fact, it isn't yet certain that he'll give up his hand-held device once he takes office.

Obama acknowledged in a nationally broadcast interview Thursday that the Blackberry is a concern, "not just to the Secret Service, but also to lawyers." Asked in an interview whether the issue had been resolved, Obama replied, "I'm still in a scuffle around that."

He asked: "How do you stay in touch with the flow of everyday life?" White House officials have worried that a president's e-mails can be subpoenaed by Congress and the courts and may be subject to public records laws.

Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton didn't e-mail while in office.

Source: Associated Press