Sounds like a lovely fairy tale, doesn’t it? It might just be one. How many times have you heard the griping and moaning about not being able to use your amazing new Pearl in the workplace because of the camera and such? Confidentiality worries? Please.
We stumbled upon this little piece from ComputerWeekly where they lament about integrating the Pearl (among other devices) into the workplace, and you know what? They’ve found other issues apart from the camera.
Linking new devices to the network, the “new toy syndrome” (‘once one person has one, everyone else wants one, and mobile managers are left either to concede and give it to them or play the role of the bad guy and say, “Nope, sorry pal, we’re not going to support it”‘), and general functionality (the article takes a slight chunk out of the Treo 700w’s ego).
“Many execs are going and picking out a phone, ones with features they like, and bringing them into the company and saying, ‘Make this work,'” said Jack Gold, principal and founder of J. Gold Associates, a research and advisory firm specialising in mobility. “It is getting harder and harder for IT groups to say no, especially to key, high-level execs who pretty much get whatever they want. And they don’t like walking around with the old brick-style BlackBerrys.”
But really, have you folks either experienced issues yet, or do you foresee any issues coming down the turnpike? We’re not really concerned. First things first: the camera. You can disable it. As a matter of fact, all of the cool new multimedia features of the Pearl can be disabled.
This article is actually frustrating to the entire BlackBerryCool staff. We’ve got a feeling that all the flack could be related to laziness on some IT staff (not ours, thankfully – love you, guys) who just don’t want to deal with new devices. But here at BBCool, all devices are innocent until proven guilty, and we can’t wait for some solid evidence showing why ANY device can’t/couldn’t make it to the cubicle.