"Trump trades in Android for a mystery phone"
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Trump trades in Android for a mystery phone
President Donald Trump has handed in his Android device for locked-down phone.
According to the Associated Press Trump now uses an unidentified hand set that's been approved by the secret service.
The mystery phone has a new number that will only be known to a select few.
Barack Obama was able to keep a security enhanced Blackberry when he first took office as President.
He then switched that out for another handset, but it couldn't take photos, send messages or make calls.
Trump is a prolific tweeter, but it's not yet known if this new device will be able to access the social network.
The first tweet he issued as president came from his personal account.
It was sent from an iPhone.
The next tweet as president, from the official @POTUS account, was also from an iPhone.
But this doesn't necessarily mean that the mystery phone is a modified Apple handset.
According to early reports from the Washington Post, Trump used his Samsung Galaxy to tweet from his personal account.
Tweets sent from an iPhone were from a campaign staffer.
And the phone is not the only thing Trump has to trade in for an approved model.
His personal Boeing 757, dubbed Trump Force One, Has made way for an Air Force jet now he's in the oval office.
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I'm Lexi Savvides.
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