BlackBerry Tour now sans camera for government agencies

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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?

[Via]

  • http://twitter.com/BlackBerryCool/statuses/3981546855 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Coo

    BlackBerry Tour now sans camera for government agencies http://bit.ly/1352rH

  • http://twitter.com/Jeffdc5/statuses/3981580541 Jeffdc5 (Jeffrey Joseph )

    RT @BlackBerryCool: BlackBerry Tour now sans camera for government agencies http://bit.ly/1352rH

  • http://twitter.com/Jeffdc5/statuses/3981580541 Jeffdc5 (Jeffrey Joseph )

    RT @BlackBerryCool: BlackBerry Tour now sans camera for government agencies http://bit.ly/1352rH

  • http://twitter.com/AndyBrownSA/statuses/3981633807 AndyBrownSA (Andrew Brown)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: BlackBerry Tour now sans camera for government agencies http://bit.ly/1352rH—can't believe physical camera is an issue

  • DavidB

    The Tour has been available from Verizon sans camera since launch day. This is news how?

  • DavidB

    The Tour has been available from Verizon sans camera since launch day. This is news how?

  • DavidB

    The Tour has been available from Verizon sans camera since launch day. This is news how?

  • dennis

    We use the 8820. World phone with no camera. I can run most programs but they blocked a few IM clients. I’m posting from it right now and read the post on Viigo

  • dennis

    We use the 8820. World phone with no camera. I can run most programs but they blocked a few IM clients. I’m posting from it right now and read the post on Viigo

  • http://daynewatkins.com/ Dayne

    We use every carrier and almost every BB out currently (DofD/Army/Air Force) and our IT policies are pretty locked down (for obvious reasons.) Most of our BB’s are Bold’s or 8900′s, but yes we allow cameras. No software, of any kind can be loaded onto our BB’s, and our internet surfing is controlled by our corporate Web Sense filter that our regular internet at work is controlled by.

  • http://daynewatkins.com Dayne

    We use every carrier and almost every BB out currently (DofD/Army/Air Force) and our IT policies are pretty locked down (for obvious reasons.) Most of our BB’s are Bold’s or 8900′s, but yes we allow cameras. No software, of any kind can be loaded onto our BB’s, and our internet surfing is controlled by our corporate Web Sense filter that our regular internet at work is controlled by.