Camera phones now make up more than 4 percent of all worldwide cell phone sales. By 2007, more than half of all cell phones will be equipped with cameras, and cell phones with video capabilities will be the next big thing.
Camera phones aren't all about fun; they can, in fact, increase. Examples: A salesperson can easily showcase products to a potential customer on an impromptu basis. A real estate agent can conduct a property tour virtually. And a designer or builder can instantly show his or her progress.
Potential risks loom large
But employers should beware: Applied inappropriately, camera phones can be used to violate employee and customer privacy. Just imagine surfing the Internet only to discover a photo of one of your employees changing clothes in the company's locker room or a picture of an important customer attending a "secret" meeting at your offices.
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