Parody: Windows Phone causes a ruckus at a tech-bar

Parody: Windows Phone causes a ruckus at a tech-bar
You may recall news we passed along about a woman claiming she was attacked in a San Francisco bar for wearing Google Glass. There is no doubt that was a real event and hopefully, Sarah Slocum got her purse back.

That does not stop the rest of the world from making light of a situation and in a city as liberal minded as San Francisco, a “fauxpinion” shared on SF Weekly took an artistic license of such a situation, this time poking fun at Windows Phone.

There is no debate that Windows Phone is playing catch-up in the realm of apps, services and user experience with regards to features. Had the incident with Slocum not happened this would probably be just a bit funnier.

However, even in the context of what happened in the past week, it is hard not to grin at the scenario.

Allow us to paint the picture: You are in an ultra-techie bar when you get a text message and you whip out your device to read it. It is a Windows Phone and all eyes are upon you as if you are some type of outcast for having such a device.



The story continues when a witness describes it as a situation that people do not understand, and people fear what they do not understand, “…no one had ever seen a Windows Phone before. It’s the kind of thing you only read about happening to other people.”

The tale ends with the victim filing a police report, with SFPD dutifully storing the details on a floppy disk.

source: SF Weekly

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151 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Some people take their beloved companies to their heart and being almost racist to other brands

14. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Even nokia microsoft failed WP Nokia has now decided to go for Android After using wp for a while, I can say that it is a disaster. No need Wp, even nokia microsoft!

16. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

What in the name of a Gary Busey interview are you talking about??

20. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

No one has made ​​money on Wp. It only cost. LG ended up with WP fully. HTC was about to go bankrupt Nokia was about to go bankrupt How many phones do not have nokia released with wp and they sell disrepair and they are forced to sell to microsoft.

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What in the Flop of Poop Mega Buttcheeks are you talking about?

48. Skoms

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

The disaster of WP nokia ent bankrupt

61. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Every one cool it. No need another bar fight in the forum. WP fan please note that most people dislike Microsoft as they have been around for ages perceived as overcharging their customers. iOS and Android users please accept that wp from Microsoft had every rights to run their business the way they see fit. Now with Android and iOS, Microsoft is no longer the monopoly of yesterday. So we need to move on as well.

92. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

The war has already started and taken an interesting curve. Lots of fun with wp8 fans crying and bragging and defending.

120. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Short neon green bus...

146. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

"Short neon green bus..." And you're on it...

119. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Short neon green bus...

33. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Google killed Moto and now they sold them to the Chinese, even Google can not make money from Android :( HTC is Next? Maybe the new HTC with WP8.1 will to save them from Android.

36. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Maybe the new HTC with WP8.1 will to save them." No, It will definitely kill them.

121. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Short neon green bus...

37. Tas09

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Google killed Motorola? Seen the news that Moto G is the most successful of all Moto smartphones yet? Have you been hibernating?

43. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Google initially bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion back in 2012, now Lenovo will buy Motorola for $2.91 billion. So Google take $12.5 billion company and made ​​them $2.91 billion company within two years and you say successful moto G.LOL, you drunk?? And no more Moto G(R.I.P), it is now will be Lenovo G.

70. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

What in the name Lil Wayne's leopard jeggings are you talking about?? You are about as wrong and ill-informed as an idiot in a room full of geniuses. Google brought the whole of Motorola for 12.5 billion. Lenovo only brought Moto's handset division and 2,000 patents from Google. Google kept a lionshare of the patents and other parts like project ara. Please, before you open your mouth, be informed.

73. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

NO!!! Google bought ONLY Motorola **Mobility** for $12.5 Lenovo bought ONLY Motorola **Mobility** for $2.91 from Google(Loss of nearly $10 billion in two years !) Google and Andorid killed Motorola Mobility and now they are the hands of the Chinese. Too bad you're making a fool of yourself, now go and learn.http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/29/5358620/lenovo-reportedly-buying-motorola-mobility-from-google

84. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

WRONG again. Google bought Motorola. But they also bought the set-top cable box business as well. "When Google bought Motorola, the hardware maker had about $3 billion in cash on hand and nearly $1 billion in tax credits. So that brings the original deal’s effective price down to about $8.5 billion. Then, Google sold Motorola’s set-top box business to Arris for nearly $2.4 billion. That lowers the effective price to roughly $6.1 billion. Now, Google is selling Motorola Mobility — primarily the handset business, along with a few patents — for $2.9 billion. So we’re at about $3.2 billion." "It’s worth noting a few more things. In a regulatory filing in 2012, Google disclosed that it valued Motorola’s overall “patents and developed technology” at about $5.5 billion." "Under the terms of the deal announced on Wednesday, Google will hold onto the bulk of Motorola Mobility’s patents. By comparison, the group of companies like Apple Inc. and Microsoft that bought Nortel Networks‘ patents out of bankruptcy paid about $4.5 billion in total. So Google got a pretty good deal." Taken from:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/did-google-really-lose-on-its-original-motorola-deal/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

93. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

It sound like, I lost all the money in the casino but at least they let me stay with my underwear so I got a pretty good deal.Lol

98. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

97. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/29/lenovo-nearing-3-billion-deal-for-motorola/ No d*ckface. Its you who are making a fool of yourself.

129. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Do you even read these links?? You try to help me prove what I'm saying? Lol "Now, after losing money for several years straight, Mountain View is reportedly preparing to offload the division on Chinese computer giant Lenovo" This is exactly what I mean, Google can not make money from the poor Android OS And this from Google "On August 15, Google announced an agreement to acquire Motorola (!)Mobility(!), based in Libertyville, Illinois, for $40 per share. Both companies’ boards of directors have approved the deal. "http://www.google.com/press/motorola/ Do not come back, you disgraced yourself enough.

77. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

So. The 520 was the most successful Lumia yet you'd be hard pressed to find anyone giving MS/WP/Nokia any credit.

147. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nokia gets credit. Thank the price point...

19. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

What?

89. Locutus unregistered

Are you the noo appsss nooo games guys from GSMArena??

99. papss unregistered

Fraking pathetic troll do you ever stop? You really need to woulrk on your grammar and sentence structure.. I feel bad for you really.

149. FirstoneVorlon

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

It's a lot of TURD being thrown in the posts here, real lovely to see so much intelligence in one place. Ignorance is no excuse. If you don't own or know a product then you trash it because you're simply ignorant and probably stupid as well. WP is a remarkable OS, it does not matter if it's from Microsoft, it could be from anyone else. Sure it’s young and needs to grow in many areas, but it’s elegant, simple and smooth. The thing is, because it's from Microsoft, people love to bash it. Well, news for you, you probably typed this post here using a PC running some version of MICROSOFT software. Microsoft is not the anti-Christ that lots of people love to paint. It's a COMPANY, in a CAPITALIST world. They do screw up lots of times, but they have brought the IT world to where it is today. The worst of it is that one of the reasons Microsoft was bashed in the past was PRIVACY. Microsoft has very serious policies protecting the privacy of people using their products/services. Say that about scroogle........... Nobody cares if they read through your electronic life when you’re working with their services, they even acknowledge that, and people still think they are the best thing since ice cream was invented……. If you put your mail besides your computer, scroogle will find a way to read your letters even if they are still on paper, that’s how nice they are. They love you $$$$ very much. Or does anyone believe they are charitable and do what they do with a “free” OS from the good of their hearts??? HELL NO!!!!!!!!!! Regarding Nokia, they were ALMOST bankrupt already when they started selling WP devices. Going with Android could have just made them flop like HTC is doing. And for the VERY SMART people claiming HTC is sinking because they had WP handsets, they didn’t do much with WP, they are seriously losing the game trying to sell crapdroid devices, so don’t be moronic and imply that WP was HTC’s ruin. The real disaster is to have to read through all of this bull.... from people that don’t know better……. What will people do to someone showing up with a Firefox OS phone, or a Tizen OS phone???? Probably the poor bastard will be shot on sight........

150. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

That's a whole lot of words in order to say so little. You defend Microsoft as a poor capitalist company doing what they need to, and in the same breath demonize Google for doing what they need to? Come on. And no one is really saying that Windows Phone itself sucks, just like iOS itself doesn't suck. However, because Microsoft has kind of a crappy history AND they wax super hypocritical with the way they bash Android and "Scroogle" (nice job drinking the Kool-Aid there, kiddo) a lot of us won't buy Windows Phone handsets on principle.

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