updated 06:45 pm EDT, Mon March 28, 2011
Still using a Blackberry for phone, however
President Obama, speaking at a Univision-hosted "Town Hall" meeting in Washington DC, confirmed that he owns an iPad in response to a question about his use of technology. He also mentioned that he is still using a Blackberry device as his personal phone, a habit he has had since before his election.
Obama referred to his Blackberry by saying he had taken it off for the interview "because I didn't want it going off, that would be really embarrassing," he said, "but usually I carry a Blackberry around." The host, Jorge Ramos, then asked Obama if he had an iPad. "I do have an iPad," he confirmed, and used the question later as a joke.
"I mean, Jorge, I'm the president of the United States," he said. "You think I've got to go borrow somebody's computer? Hey man, can I borrow your computer? How about you? You've got one?" the president said to audience laughter.
The town hall conversation with Obama will be broadcast on Univision later this evening. The president has previously admitted that he and his children use Macs for their personal computers.