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

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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.

“Sarah Stiles, a San Francisco housing activist, described the incident to police, saying that she was at Rickhouse in the Financial District."I got a text from one of my allies in the domiciled community (an activist term for people with homes) and wanted to call back," Stiles said. "But when I brought out my Nokia Lumia, the crowd turned ugly."

According to the police report, two women and a man confronted her about the lack of a strong app ecosystem for the Windows platform, and made aggressive remarks about overall market penetration.

"It was incredibly hurtful," said Stiles. "It sounded like they either wanted to rape me or sign me up for some kind of start-up messaging service. I couldn't always tell."

The encounter escalated when another patron ripped the phone out of her hand, saying "App/OS UI integration is the future of mobile!" and then ran outside to get an Uber.”

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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posted on 01 Mar 2014, 04:18 13

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 05:36 12

14. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 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!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 05:38 4

16. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 05:45 7

20. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 06:08 3

25. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 07:45 1

48. Skoms (Posts: 118; Member since: 03 Feb 2014)

The disaster of WP

nokia ent bankrupt

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 08:21 1

61. joey_sfb (Posts: 6608; Member since: 29 Mar 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 10:14

92. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:00

120. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Short neon green bus...

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 11:36

146. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

"Short neon green bus..."

And you're on it...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:00

119. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Short neon green bus...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 06:47

33. noler (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Aug 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 06:54 6

36. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:01 1

121. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Short neon green bus...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 06:59 6

37. Tas09 (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 07:28 1

43. noler (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Aug 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 08:49 7

70. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 09:10 1

73. noler (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

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.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 09:45 3

84. DnB925Art (Posts: 1060; Member since: 23 May 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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 10:16 1

93. noler (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Aug 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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 12:49 4

98. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Theres another one for ya. Idiot.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 12:48 3

97. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


No d*ckface. Its you who are making a fool of yourself.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 16:09

129. noler (Posts: 325; Member since: 19 Aug 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. "

Do not come back, you disgraced yourself enough.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 09:27

77. pookiewood (Posts: 631; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 11:38

147. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Nokia gets credit.

Thank the price point...

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 05:41 2

19. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


posted on 01 Mar 2014, 10:06 1

89. Locutus (unregistered)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:07

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.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 21:39

149. FirstoneVorlon (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Mar 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........

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 23:13 1

150. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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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