17 Jan '12, 8am

Singapore carriers in talks to offer camera removal services to make smartphones army-friendly?

SINGAPORE - Citing a CNET Asia report that ran last Thursday, tech news publication The Verge said M1 offered a camera-free iPhone 4S on its site but pulled it off several hours later. The model mentioned was a 32GB one that was offered at S$679 with a 2-year plan. The Verge said in its report the cameras of the iPhone 4S are "usually touted as a highlight feature, but Singapore's carriers may soon be offering Apple's flagship phone with both shooters removed - thanks to some aftermarket modding". The report added the model is not an official SKU from Cupertino, the headquarters of Apple. The Verge said, citing Jakarta Globe, Singapore's Defense Ministry, MINDEF, recently issued guidelines on the use of smartphones after an in-house trial. The Jakarta Globe report said MINDEF will allow the smartphones as long as enlistees can show proof that their carrier had removed the ...

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