NYPD to put 36,000 useless Windows Phones to waste, replace them with iPhones

The New York Police Department will scrap 36,000 Windows Phones that it gave police officers over the past 2 years because the devices are already obsolete and cannot be updated.

New York City bought Nokia smartphones running Windows Phone as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative under Mayor Bill de Blasio that was said to be “a huge step into the 21st century.” Mere months after the last phones were given to cops, the NYPD is now planning to replace all of them with iPhones. Ouch! These days, Windows Phone is the last thing that comes to mind when one thinks about 21st century technology, as the Microsoft operating system for phones is no longer properly supported.

And if you are looking for the one person to blame that would be NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology Jessica Tisch. “She drove the whole process,” sources have allegedly said.

Of course, this could have been easily averted if the decision was based on the opinion of a panel of experts rather than one single person's preferences.

What makes matters even worse is that those obsolete Windows Phones are used at the NYPD, one of the busiest police departments in the world, and one tasked to save human lives.

The NYPD has said that it can only discuss the sad situation after Tisch returns from vacation on Monday.

source: NY Post



1. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

iPhones. Good choice. Best smartphone available as evidenced by being the #1 selling smartphone.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Too expensive for what they offer. Police need a mil-810-std smartphone. Which a number of Android devices already offer shock proof, dust proof, and some have indestructible displays. All features missing from iPhone's. Plus you get much better pricing, and more apps with Android. As far as development is concerned. Developers can do more with Android than you can with iPhone's. iPhone's are too restricted. Not to mention of the NYPD paid 160 million for the last Windows Phone devices. That works out to almost $4500 per device. I know that includes custom software as well. But holy moly NYPD got pulled over the coals on that deal. Each member of NYPD should have got an free escort service for all 36000 officers.

26. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

JESUS CHRIST!!!! That sounds like one of those corruption scandals where government officials over pay using government money and pockets the amount overpaid usually split between the government official and the company.

40. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

One person making such a big decision, US is much more corrupt than I originally thought. This type of corruption is only common in developing third world countries. Now, how much are they going to pay Apple for their iPhone and the amount of kick back they would be getting from the deal. Cops the robber, robbing their people blind!!

54. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

this ain't cops robbing its billy boy new yorks worst mayor in history

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That's not the real kick in the nuts, especially when then finished rolling it out to everyone back in October 2016. Not even a year has gone by since the last officer received his Windows Phone smartphone. They were Lumia 830's and 640 XL's. Junk nowadays. Someone was sleeping with someone for that deal, plus getting a major kickback.

53. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well to be fair to bill between using tax payer money to jet off to germany to help terrorists and coming into the office 4 hours late and then sleeping on couch telling everyone to shut up he has his plate full, unless timmy wants to grease the wheels a bit and get some new sales, you know corruption charges that kind of stuff

49. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Butthurt ????? LOLZZZZ.... Android is a stolen product which need more maintenance and is not secure AT ALL! NYPD is a law enforcing agency and cannot be risked to be attacked by some amateur hackers as Android can be easily hacked or manipulated. iPhone is the by far more suitable device which also performs like brand new even after 4-5 years. Android on the other hand will lag after 4 months of use if someone forgets to clear the cache or RAM in it LOL.

58. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You still don't know how cache and ram works? I haven't cleared my OP3 since I bought it...and it's still doesn't give a flying fcuk. And your claim to iPhones being more secure...people here can easily debunk that. If there's anyone out there, please enlighten him.

59. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Off topic again. No one cares what phone they use, just interested in the amount they paid for it. Windows phone is good for general use if you don't need a specific app and consider they have paid for customization it should meet their exact need. Look like someone has a need to pocket more tax payers money and this is a mean to do that. Apple fan like piyath has s**ts in place of brain.

31. lyndon420

Posts: 6830; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yes. You are absolutely correct. And McDonald's has the #1 hamburger because...well...they sell the most hamburgers. Right?!

32. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

That should be said about samsung, they sold the most smartphones actually, Apple only sold the highest number of a single model.

35. Xelief

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

What is even your point?

34. apple-rulz

Posts: 2197; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yep, your analogy fell flat. Ha!

37. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Fail analogy is fail.

50. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It doesn't mean McDonald's hamburger is not the best out there. When some one as poor as you wanted to eat a burger you'll have to look at McDonald's, feel sad about your life and walk away in to that cheap burger joint....LOL Yes that is the correct analogy. Samsung sells most phones but they have hundreds of models most of which are dirt cheap, Apple sells half of that amount but they only have 5 models on sale in any given time which all are high priced. For me the Winner is Apple since they sell high quality product to the right customer and make more profit than anyone else.

55. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

thats because they are the only apple os maker wow dropped on your head much as a baby

47. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not good choice. Not at all. They must have Android with Knox. The most secure options, and best tech. But hey....buy american ....even if it's from China. Right?

51. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

not really #1 selling manufacturer, not smartphones because that would be android smartphones so you scrap useless windows phones for useless iphones hahahaha love it fine make me money

52. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

this is why i bought apple stocks because i know idiots all do things in repetition

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They got screwed by Microsoft. Better buy the best tech.

44. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Better buy the best tech. Agree! But they didn't ! Again.

3. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

I guess they're going in the pile with Nokia and blackberry phones that time has been unkind to.

4. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

Sell them on GovDeal after wiping them.

5. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Oh f**k looks like they'll never learn lol. Replacing spying s**t with more s**t lol. Easy to get into an iPhone from the lock screen lol UK Prime Minister band iPhones from her cabinet meetings cause the Russians were hacking the devices to listen in on conversation lol f**k Apple and their little Fisher price toys lol

7. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

11. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

My Butt is virgin territory, unlike Tim Cook and all the sheep he's shafted over the years with iCrap lol Sheep have had to deal with more take away than a Chinese on a Saturday night lol

43. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

I think you should still fill out that form since it definitely applies to you and your mentality of "I don't like it so its obviously crap and I'm right and everyone else is wrong". If its so easy to get into an iPhone from the lock screen, how come the FBI had to pay an undisclosed sum for a 3rd party to bypass the security on that terrorists iPhone? Let me guess, that was fake news? Some conspiracy to make Apple look good? I mean thats the usual answers from trolls.

57. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

wow your stupid if you think the fbi cant get into a locked iphone hahahaha think if a little machine in europe can do it why cant fbi , think if the fbi just unlocked it that would go against all the Constitution rules and apple would sue them for letting people know they have easy access to the phones causing a loss of sales in the hundreds of millions

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4265; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmmm doesn't seem like an upgrade

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