U.S. President Barack Obama holds up his BlackBerry device after he returned inside the White House to retrieve it, after boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov. 21, 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama holds up his BlackBerry device after he returned inside the White House to retrieve it, after boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Nov. 21, 2014.  Larry Downing—Reuters

President Obama Forgot His BlackBerry Today

Nov 21, 2014

At one point or another, we've all left our phones at home, only to realize it after we're already in the car, bus, or subway. Well, count one more victim of smartphone amnesia: President Obama.

Obama reportedly left the White House to board Marine One earlier Friday — only to realize once on board that he left his BlackBerry back in his office. He hurried off the presidential chopper, grabbed his phone and headed back outside, waving the device in the air and telling reporters "Didn't you guys ever forget something?," Bloomberg reports.

Obama is a longtime BlackBerry user, and government offices in general remain one of the company's strongest markets.

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