The NYC Mayorial Vote Also About Palm Against Blackberry

from the strange-stories dept

Yesterday’s NYC mayorial election was about more than voting for Bloomberg or Green. It was also about whether Palm or RIM would get to equip NYC’s finest with handheld devices. Apparently, Mike Bloomberg (the eventual winner) wants to give the police RIM Blackberry devices. Mark Green had planned to give them Palm devices. The article looks at how a police force could use either device. Where do they come up with these articles? They did get a RIM representative to talk on record about it, but Palm refused to comment. Could that have been the eventual difference in determining the winner? Well… probably not, but it would make for a fun story.

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