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Just two days ago, a new report from the New York Post revealed that the New York Police Department (NYPD) is also giving up on Windows Phone for iPhones. The NY Post writer called Windows Phone “useless”. “Nobody purchases 36,000 phones based on the judgment of one person. “I don’t care if you’re Jesus f- -king Christ, you get a panel of experts,” an anonymous official told NY Post.

In the whole post, NY Post criticised Windows Phone and NYPD’s decision to choose Microsoft’s mobile platform over Android and iPhone. Jessica Tisch, NYPD
Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology responded to NY Post and she defends Windows Phone.

Jessica says that the decision to choose Windows Phones made the most logical sense at that time. “NYPD officers used their smartphones to help respond to over 25,000 911 calls; ran 18,000 searches; and viewed 1,080 flyers of missing or wanted persons,” Jessica said in her post.

She praises Windows Phone and says it is not a useless smartphone unlike what NY Post wrote. NYPD has been planning to go with iPhones for a while now and not because Windows Phone is a useless smartphone. It seems NYPD’s decision to choose Windows Phone at that time was the best available option. NYPD is now planning to get Apple’s iPhone because of the improvements Apple had recently implemented.

“Sure doesn’t sound like a “useless smartphone,” does it?”, she concludes the story. Do you think NYPD should have upgraded to new Windows Phones instead of going with iPhones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • cmolinap

    I’m with you Jessica Tisch, Windows Phones (Lumia 650, 950, 950XL, etc.) aren’t a useless smartphones. They are a very useful phones that work better than an iPhone, and will continue to work very well for many years.

    It doesn’t matter what the NY Post writer say. He doesn’t know what talking about.