British garbage truck drivers are being given BlackBerry smartphones

British garbage truck drivers are being given BlackBerry smartphones
Many companies offer smartphones to their employees to keep them more productive and are used for practically business only – although we'd imagine that some could sneak in a game or two in-between business phone calls. Some British garbage truck drivers are probably going to be ecstatic knowing that they will be given a BlackBerry smartphone as part of their uniform while on the job. The private garbage collecting company, Biffa, has recently agreed on a deal with Vodafone to provide employees approximately 1,500 BlackBerry smartphones that will also be supplemented with 3G data cards. The company decided to issue these time passing gadgets to drivers so they can basically download maps, collect data from customers, take some photos, and keep in constant touch with the home office. At the same time, it makes you wonder about its GPS capability which could pinpoint the location of drivers at any given moment – making Big Brother watch over its hopefully productive employees. Nonetheless, we're sure that these garbage truck drivers can fancy the notion that they'll sporting a hi-tech gadget in the palm of their hands.

source: The Telegraph via Engadget

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1. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

seriously phone arena, slow news day

2. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I work for the government and the only thing they bless me with is having to pay taxes. My salary comes from the tax payers but I myself am a taxpayer. Nothing free.

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