President-elect Barack Obama has been presented with a specially-designed mobile communications device to commemmorate his inauguration as First Black US President in history on 20 January.
As well as making routine telephone calls, however, the President will also be able to use the sophisticated device to calculate the precise time elapsed since significant and historic dates in the Black Calendar.
For example, should he wonder, at any given point during his busy working day, how long it has been since the empowering speech made by civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King in 1966, all he has to do is to key in the relevant request, and the precise time in years, months, days, minutes and seconds will appear in front of his eyes, as if by magic!
Similarly, if President Obama wishes to know how much time has elapsed since the rebellion of the slaves aboard La Amistad, or how long it has been since the Emancipation Proclamation, he can access this data at the touch of a key.
These details are very important, and must not be forgotten.
The phone was initially referred to by designers as the Obamaphone, but executives at the company have since dubbed it the ObamaBerry.
It will go on general sale to the public in May, and is expected to be a major seller amongst certain elements of US society.