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

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Apr 2011, 09:30

Barack Obama was caught saying off-script that the White House needs to seriously consider getting more advanced gadgets, and "cool phones". Microsoft quickly offered to send a WP7 device the President's way...

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posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:05

7. concerned citizen (unregistered)

the droid incredible by HTC was arguably one of the best and most successful Android devices up to date, just so you know @protozeloz

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 12:34 1

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

what i meant is that HTC is not well know here, so people dont ask much for their phones

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:24 2

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

i think obama is tired of the equipment in the WH, not the cell phoen he carries around.

that being said i wonder what type of blackberry he uses?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 12:24 1

14. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

You know if Blackberry had at least one smart CEO (just because they have more than one doesn't mean that any of them are good), they would've shipped some Playbooks to the white house so that they are like hey here's you're cool buttons. You can make this useful with your existing blackberry phones. Then charge for the rest of the government and make bank. But it's blackberry so ya.

Disclaimer: The CEO of Blackberry would like to let you know that this comment is unfair. It's not a fair comment. Also LOLs

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 13:01

16. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Newer tech = more problems. The stuff they have now is most likely very proven to work flawlessly.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 13:03 1

17. bigswitz (unregistered)

i see all these comments about obama. we were being raked over the coals with bad loans and the economy went straight down hill when bush was leading the free world. Now everybody is a politician. I say what's your solution for this mess smart uneducated non-lawyers.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:03

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

Ha, good job on that call out. And you are indeed right, it wasn't exactly like he bankrupted the nation from start to finish single handedly.

BUT....he did monatize our national debt (last count: 14 trillion) and cause inflation to go from 3% to 10.5%. He had to sign those moves before they were done (unless the Fed did it without his approval, which wouldn't surprise me as they are in control of the economy with nothing to check them, as they loan our money at interest to the US government).

And we should all be politicians. That was the original idea of this country.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 22:54

39. DUH (unregistered)

The original idea of this country was for the aristocrat (minority) to lead the majority. Even though our constitution spoke of equality, Only white wealthy educated men were allowed in government and politics. Women were second class citizens at best. Native Americans were displaced and treated with extreme hostility, and African Americans were slaves and 3/4 of a person. Andrew Jackson was the first commoner President and he instituted Patronage, he gave government jobs to his associates who were mainly common citizens.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:34 1

44. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

no... your government education does you no good.

Only those that owned land (rich or poor) could vote. The reason for this was so those that didnt own land couldnt vote to take things from land owners. It was to keep wealth redistribution from happening. Too bad that happened anyways.. huh?

African americans were 1/5th vote. not 3/4ths. Big difference.

Women didnt have rights in any part of the world, not just the US. It was the culture of the time.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:31

49. DUH (unregistered)

I have to say this but I pity you how could you be poor if you were a land owner, owning land during the colonies and after the US was established made you wealthy and affluent. You came from family with prestige and money. Now the poor had land the worked, land owned by the wealthy. Second now look it up The US government compromised, Southern representation wanted african american to count as in terms of populace for the House Of Rep, the south was greatly outnumbered by the north in terms of population not including African Americans, they compromised on 3/4, not 1/5, at that time it prevented the south from succeeding only later to have them succeed from the union. African American slaves didnt have votes, women didnt have votes until Suffrage, what are you talking about. They instituted poll taxes, or required you to be land owners, or past literacy test. Remix go back to high school obviously you didnt learn wont should be basic knowledge. And the Andrew Jackson tidbit is factual, you can not tell who preceded Jackson and who succeeded Jackson.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:11

53. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol. your still very entertaining. im not going to continue debating you. its like u keep running into the same wall and wonder why the wall hasnt moved yet.

keep it up though.. your still entertaining. :)

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 19:11

56. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

it was 3/5 just so you know, but keep up the debate im enjoying it

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 17:12 2

29. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

You do realize that Bush only signs the laws. He doesnt create them. Give him crap for signing the housing bill (he was more concerned with being "friends" than knowing what he was signing), but make sure u place full blame on its cowriters... Pelosi and Dodd. Oh, and dont forget the man that trained ACORN on how to harrass banks into doing more subprime loans under the new law...Barrack Obama. That was a large part of his "community organizing".

Amazing how that works out huh?
Dont believe me? Go look it up, its a quick search away.

At this point, I think electing NON lawyers is a great idea. Look how they've all messed this up to begin with. I say we only hire doctors, teachers, accountants, nurses, economists, and any people that have real ideas.
What does a laywer know about the economy or health care? Why do people think that somehow a lawyer is going to make better medical decisions than doctors and nurses and accountants and economists? (real experience in med + real experience in financials = something that might be common sence).

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 13:05

18. box (unregistered)

...why does the POTUS need a cell phone? He has underlings to do that stuff for him, as well as a plane, office, helicopter, et all with any and all communication needs met, and as secure as our country knows how to make. Or does he want to play Angry Birds while pondering the various crises that cross his desk?

At least he doesn't have an iphone: can you imagine how quickly THAT would be hacked, a la celebrities'?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 13:43 4

19. andrewdreams (unregistered)

shutup about political stuff guy just wants a new phone blackberry sucks, who wouldnt want a new phone!? get an adroid phone!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:03 3

20. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)

+1000 for answering the question.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:06

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

Phone Arena is looking for this political debate. They wouldnt post this story (which, if you look at it, really has NOTHING to do with whats new in the world of technology) if they didnt. So if you dont want to read the ensuing debate, log off the site

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 15:39 1

27. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

Completely agree about the political stuff !!! Why can't we just have a discussion about what's the best phone for the President of the United States without all the political dick measuring!

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 17:15 3

30. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

The best phone for the president is the one that DOESNT get him reelected.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:08

21. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)

I think a Windows Phone 7 will fit Barack nicely........I ditched my bb for a windows phone and I couldn't be happier. Luv the live tiles and updates and the stream-lined look and feel of the OS. it is not cluttered at all. Luv, luv, luv it...and so might he... :-P

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:16

31. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

If I were the president of any entity -gov., business, etc... - I think the BlackBerry has everything covered. It is the finest device for connectivity and messaging. It is also secure. It is like a grown man's device.

I would wait until WP7 is on Nokia before I switch over to it. Security and connectivity are two important factors as well as battery life and reliability.

Sorry Apple, sorry Google. Maybe if it was for a teenager then we can make the case for them, but in the MATURE and RESPONSIBLE world, we don't need toys.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 19:40

32. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Um no MICROSOFT he doesn't meant you guys so don't bother.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 23:01

40. DUH (unregistered)

If you want to fix government and economy there is only two choices, follow the trend and outsource the US government to India or have the US become major players in the global market, get our export up, produce products everyone must have. We used to dominate the global market, we were untouchable, the worlds largest company during our apex Was General Motors. Everyone one wanted a car, now the American Government owns GM due to chapter 11. If we were major players in the export business then job creation would increase, government debt would decrease, and the economy would be in another surplus. Now Im done with all this tiem to check out my next cool phone. Good Night People.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 14:39

50. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Dear President,

Why does the government need cooler phones? Let's worry about our debt first instead of spending more of OUR tax money on pointless phones. I hate taxes!


posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:26

55. unification (unregistered)

Really people are really taking a comment about updated technology to serious. Everytime he farts its in the news. But yet no one is talking about a war that got started and funded on false accusations . Also you could have a president that knows not a thing of current affairs nor foreign ones for that matter. a president that would decide she had enough and just get up and say i quit, or one that is so out of touch he has no clue what e-mail is or how to even turn on a computer. No but people want to praise the ones who go out and form and rename the KKK to the teapartiers. and Heaven help us if we get the beauty pagent playboy we really gonna be in trouble.

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