1. spicypadthai's Avatar
    10-13-2016 04:32 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Wow, I love this. Thanks for sharing! It's very interesting how they use it.
    kre le and spicypadthai like this.
    10-13-2016 04:55 PM
  3. Mach_E's Avatar
    ... You read that right. Life and death situations rely on outdated phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
    You may knock the unpopular Windows Phone platform, which commands less than 1 percent of the phone market, but the NYPD believes Microsoft was the most appropriate way to go.
    The department looked at Apple's iOS and Google's Android, but picked Windows Phone for its security features and the ability to remotely manage the thousands of devices in the hands of officers.

    Didn't refrain from taking a jab at WP.
    kre le, RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    10-13-2016 05:48 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Maybe I'm stating the obvious here, but I kinda look at the NYPD using WPs as Microsoft grabbing a foothold in that market. If a police department the size of New York's can utilize WPs so effectively, other departments might follow suit. Pretty smart move that I hope will continue.
    10-13-2016 05:58 PM
  5. Alain_A's Avatar
    They went that route cause it probably was cheaper
    10-14-2016 10:52 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    They went that route cause it probably was cheaper
    In case you missed this part of the article:
    The department looked at Apple's iOS and Google's Android, but picked Windows Phone for its security features and the ability to remotely manage the thousands of devices in the hands of officers.
    libra89, spicypadthai and HeyCori like this.
    10-14-2016 10:55 PM
  7. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    Originally posted by Mach_E
    ... You read that right. Life and death situations rely on outdated phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software.
    You may knock the unpopular Windows Phone platform, which commands less than 1 percent of the phone market, but the NYPD believes Microsoft was the most appropriate way to go.
    The department looked at Apple's iOS and Google's Android, but picked Windows Phone for its security features and the ability to remotely manage the thousands of devices in the hands of officers.

    Didn't refrain from taking a jab at WP.
    My favorite part about this jab is that they referred to the phones as outdated, yet this rollout was done in 2015, the same year both phones were released.

    More like outdated article. ;)
    10-15-2016 12:22 AM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    In case you missed this part of the article:
    I read the article. I still say ios is just as secure and able to remotely manage them.
    Otherwise some other X company would not use ios.
    10-16-2016 12:20 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I read the article. I still say ios is just as secure and able to remotely manage them.
    Otherwise some other X company would not use ios.
    That's a different point entirely from the one you first made...


    They went that route cause it probably was cheaper
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    10-16-2016 09:09 AM
  10. FXi2's Avatar
    BMW also rolled out some 78,000 Windows phones to it's employees. There are definitely areas of large usage.
    RumoredNow and libra89 like this.
    10-16-2016 01:55 PM

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