Government clients need a BlackBerry without a camera. The reason is simple: when you have such an incredible amount of top secret documents lying around, you can’t have people with cameras entering the facilities. While cameras can be controlled with IT policies, it’s safer to not have the hardware at all.
Government agencies also love a World Phone; in particular, foreign affairs. These two features make the BlackBerry Tour 9630 a great device for government.
It seems Sprint is capitalizing on this and offering the Tour without a camera in order to capture the government clients, as well as some enterprise clients with similar needs.
This could mean huge sales for the Tour if a few foreign affairs departments pick it up.
If you’re in government, or a large enterprise organization (1,000+ employees), we have a few questions for you:
1) What BlackBerry device are you using?
2) What IT policies are set on your device? (ie. Can you use Facebook?)
3) Does your organization/department allow cameras on the device?