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Obama wants cooler phones in the White House, Microsoft tweets it can be arranged

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Obama wants cooler phones in the White House, Microsoft tweets it can be arranged
The President entered his term with an initial fight to keep his BlackBerry phone, which he won, claiming that the alternatives shown were all secure, but uninspiring hulks of a phone. Obama is obviously still not satisfied with what the White House has to offer in terms of gadget tech. He was recorded commenting off-script in Chicago about the older technology WH staff is using:

"The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn't happen.", he was caught saying at a small fundraising event in the Windy City.

His confession promptly made the teases at Redmond come up with the following tweet:

Obama wants cooler phones in the White House, Microsoft tweets it can be arranged

It's a funny story, but in all seriousness, would you say Microsoft's Windows Phones are ripe for daily usage by the US President, or would you recommend another handset? Although, after saying that a certain executive is the symbol of the American Dream, the President might have his pick cut out for him.

source: HuffingtonPost & WinRumors

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posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:00 4

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


With all due respect President Obama we need you to worry about the hellish gas prices that are raping all Americans, & this economic funk we are in. Cooler cell phones because you are President is really not in the best interest of the American people. Why can't you get a cool cell phone like every other American does? All you need is to go to your local wireless store! "I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?" I think we are in trouble! It looks like one term President a la Jimmy Carter.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:23 4

2. Uhhhhh-huhh (unregistered)


Yeahhh, lets keep the comments to the Phone side of things. I understand your point but I don't think one comment such as that paints his general work ethics towards the issues you addressed.
"Why can't you get a cool cell phone like every other American does? All you need is to go to your local wireless store!"
If you read again- and carefully, you will see that the story is alluding to how what you mentioned is not so simple/easy. Look before you jumpzz.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:27 6

3. sscorp99 (Posts: 40; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He never should have been elected, this guy is a total farce, The American people deserve better, Cooler cell phones indeed.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:17

54. unification (unregistered)


y because he is black because he did not make all this mess he is trying to clean up someone else's who had eight years to make it.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:29 3

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know thanks for the heads up. I was just making a joke. The President wanting a cool cell phone is not going to change anything. Just kidding, trying to have a laugh. It's not that serious. I look before I jump. lol

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:35 2

6. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


But the one term President like Jimmy Carter, I do stand by that! lol I did look & I did jump! lol

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:05 2

8. Mig Ruetter (unregistered)


Uhhhhh-huhh...another blind sheep.

Why don't you borrow the lame-duck Obama your iPhone, hommey?

Catch my drift?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 21:36

34. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


So now you wanna take it there. A comment over a cell phone and you wanna get political and racial. If started talking about all the cracker red necks that tore the country apart and divided it when the comment was about a cell phone you would want to have my head.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:22 3

9. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)


i'm pretty sure the us pres can't just simply use any cell phone for security purposes.

that beign said, ppl should stick to fones and not banter their political views, especially cause people dont seem to know what theyre talking about. gas prices going up is a sign that obama is doing a good job. gas prices going up is a direct sign of a stronger economy. nothing much can be done in the long run to alter gas prices. supply and demand. the major oil suppliers in the world dont give a fcuk.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:40 3

12. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Right...because having to pay gas prices at $4.00, especially when paired with inflating food prices (40% in the last year) and a failure to raise return interest rates (ask your bank; your savings account probably sees 1.5% interest annual) is the sign of a stronger economy....

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:30

42. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


You do realize that President Obama is working to correct the economy.. Remember when the government poured $790 billion into the economy? If you looked at economic history after WWII and the Marshall Plan was enacted, you would find that it requires a lot of money and time for an economy to turn around. Its Keynesian economics. You can't expect immediate results because the economic structure is so massive. It will take years for the economy to turn around.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:58 4

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4861; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


donpeppino9, I have no clue where you live, but if you can honestly say the economy is strong because of high gas prices really has me scratching my head. The economy is still going down, foreclosure is at an all time high. Unemployment is still through the roof. Again I don't know where you live, but let me know so I can move there. From what you say the economy is strong, I would guess where you live right?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 16:46

28. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


get your sarcasm detector checked out, it may be malfunctioning or obsolete, he was being sarcastic.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:08 5

22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your right.. u dont know what your talking about

higher gas prices = weaker economy because we are spending more in gas and less on buying things that spur economic growth

higher gas prices = obama doing a bad job.. especially after he just went to brazil and told them WE would PAY for them to drill THIER oil.. and then be their best CUSTOMER. Yet, he bans drilling in the US.


Obama, ill hapilly buy you 3 smartphones of your choosing if you step down. it would cost me less in the long run anyways.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 22:49

38. DUH (unregistered)


There is two reasons why we don't drill in the US. Oil that would be accessed from Drilling in the US Would not meet standards and thus will be only be sold in foreign markets. The risk of drilling and the fact that oil would not stabilize our prices (cause its being only exported) is not enough of a reward. Its more sound to go to another country and buy their oil, because if the want to screw their environment up hey its not US Soil. Also Food For thought land is also scarce, it is a limited resource, if we destroy our environment that would be more harmful than a depression. I need you guys to buck the trend. Other countries laugh at us, for one reason our average citizen is uneducated. Im not talking about degrees. There are abundant sources of information on a plethora of topic yet most of you guys talk about stuff ya don't know.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:29 3

41. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your an idiot. i just have to say that.

Most of the US's oil supplys are in sparsley populated areas.. AKA the shallow waters of the oceans, ANWAR, The mountains (oil shale), and the less populated areas of the midwest. So, drilling wont decrease availible property to live on. Who the heck told u that?? lol.

Our oil is completely up to standard, and we have more of it than anyone else in the world. We have enough to supply us for 50 more years than the middle east could... without any adjustments to the way we use it.

your right.. americans are uneducated. people like to pretend they know something and then tell others they are stupid because they dont agree. unfortunately, some of us actually do know a bit and can call you on your BS.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:05

47. duh (unregistered)


@ remix. Our supply is not completely up to standard that why a few years back when Republicans proposed legislation to drill in US fell through that's shows how much You know. Second u think its n an area not populated with people we wont have land to live on...its not about having land to live on alone. Ecosystem there are habits with life. Risk of introuducing oil spills in said habitats would be a disaster. It truly seems you are one of the uneducated. I never said it would decrease land to live on. I said land is scarce a limited resource. And destroying that resource would be stupid. Instead of trying to drill for another limited resource we should be funding advancements in fuels sources. First thing you did was insult, and show your lack of intelligence. Played right into the American stereotypes thanks remix. We wouldn't be America without people like you.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:05

51. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the legislation for more drilling died with the disaster in the gulf. Obama used that to ban all further drilling and reduce current drilling output. It has nothing to do with oil quality, just a piss poor "green" agenda.
You still have no idea what your talking about, but thanks for playing anyways. :)

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 21:46

36. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


Well we all know gas has been sky rocketing since the Good Ole Boy's took the oval office.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:22

10. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


Agreed, Agreed. Of course, we have this whole "gotta police the world" thing going on too. Last I checked, what people in Egypt and Libya are doing to their own country wasn't our problem.

Hey, I could be wrong, but should the man with the most power be trying to solve the issues that have arisen during his reign?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:09 3

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it is our problem as long as we refuse to drill in america (we have more oil than the middle east) and depend on these crack pots for our gasoline.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:59 3

24. TheFunnyMan (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


And we have the "Green" movement to thank for that. Of all the things that could come out of the 60's, enviromnetalism is probably the one that will destroy us.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for keeping Earth around as long as possible, but I really, really dont enjoy being raped for gas.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:38

46. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


The US tried to stay out of world affairs. Then WWII happened. It is widely believed that had the US been involved in policy making at the end of WWI the second war would not have happened. Take a history class.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 21:42 2

35. DUH (unregistered)


First Europe pays more for gas, its not greener on the other side. Second if you knew anything about the economy, you would understand two things, A the economy fluctuates in a cycle of highs and lows. Measures taken by Bush prevented a depression and measures Taken by Obama Has yielded growth albeit it marginal; meaning we are not longer in a recession and as long as our leaders continue making fine decisions our economy will continue to grow. Also oil in a scarce resource, it is in limited quantity OPEC has a choke hold on that market, in order for you and all Americans we must ween ourselves of that shyt, go green, spend a little more on an hybrid or electric car. or even better call your representation demand the American government enact tougher fuel economy standards. European governments have done this, they have vehicles that get over 200 mpg. Would you be talking gas and politics on a cell phone website if u had a vehicle with 10 gallon tank and it average 600 mile a tank and the market price for gas was 5 dollars, no U would tell your buddies about the money you saved and makw suggestions for a cool phone for the President.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 21:50

37. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


Thats what I'm talking about

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:31 2

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


proving again, how little you know.. lol.

any growth less than 3% is a recession. you dont have to have negative growth. we are growing at an astounding rate of just over 1%!! woo hoo! go obama!!

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:21 1

48. DUH (unregistered)


Your Proving how little you know, Look it up, don' take my word i fact. Take Macro economics, you will learn about the business cycle, And research European governments and see for yourself. And your wrong AGAIN. I wasnt speaking about recession in the terms you are, clearly I was referring to the government's definition of a recession, any growth yielded in consecutive quarters government deems recession, over even though private sector may or may not agree. During that time frame unemployment went down marginally. People lost jobs yes but more jobs were created than lost. Please stop talking you know alot about very little.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:08

52. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your very entertaining. just thought u should know.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:35

45. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


You do realize that the president does not spend all his time working on and thinking about White House technology, right? He simply made a statement. It is ignorant to think that the president is not working on the issues that our country faces.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:28 3

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Obama got tired of his bb? LOL I know your pain... Many come asking how can they get a cool phone like iPhone or Android (SE, Samsung and "Droid" are most known... sorry HTC).... all he need to do is get his own Cloud based services and start worrying less... and yeah nice move MS

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