Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Aug 2017 19:01 UTC

The NYPD has to scrap the 36,000 smartphones it gave cops over the past two years because they're already obsolete and can't be upgraded, The Post has learned.

The city bought Microsoft-based Nokia smartphones as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative that Mayor Bill de Blasio touted as "a huge step into the 21st century".

In 2014. They bought these in 2014.

In 2014.

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by galvanash on Thu 31st Aug 2017 00:32 UTC
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Ill be the first to admit that I don't pay much attention to the Microsoft mobile ecosystem. However, from a quick google search it seams both of the phone models in question are upgradable to Windows 10 Mobile and are supported until at least 2018...

I don't get what the problem is exactly. These phones are no more obsolete than an iPhone 6 would have been if they had bought those instead. This all sounds fishy to me.

I mean I get that Microsoft has very low market share and maybe buying them wasn't the best decision in hindsight - but they are making it sound like the phones are the problem and getting iPhones will "fix" things.

It sounds to me more like the real problem is they took 3 damn years to distribute 36,000 phones! I don't think the type of phone is particularly relevant - any modern smart phone is close to EOL in 3 years.

Am I missing something???

Edited 2017-08-31 00:32 UTC

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