I don’t know about your organization but the government phone I have stinks. How bad is it? I still use a stylus. Yea, how 1980’s can you get.
But don’t think I’m just crying for an iPhone. In fact, I don’t want an iPhone. I want the telecom industry to invent a phone specifically to meet the security needs of “us Feds”.
What is my perfect phone? It’s eerily similar to the first Blackberry I was ever issued around 2002.
My perfect government phone would be-
1. A global quad band phone
2. Have a black and white screen, similar to a Kindle (helps prolong battery life)
3. Would have a mini jack for an old fashioned ear piece (no blue tooth)
4. Would obviously provide voice & SMS service
5. Would provide/sync email, calendar, contacts, and notes from my server exchange
6. Would NOT access the internet
7. Would NOT have a camera
8. Would NOT be able to access wifi
9. Would have a rugged, albeit thin, case
10. Would have an easily removable battery
I know many of you may think I’m nuts with the things I don’t want. It’s not me, I’d love those features. It’s the security community that doesn’t want those features. So let’s build a phone that will give Feds the connectivity (although limited) they need with the security they deserve.
You shouldn’t be checking in on Foursquare on your work phone anyway!
What do you think?