Friday, 22 September 2017

Fry-day Review: New tricks

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 15 October 10

The U.K.'s Stephen Fry explains what the smartphone space is all about, plus handset stats, Apple shares, and the rest of the weeks' news.

You can teach an old dog new tricks after all. The raft of mobile handsets running the Windows Phone 7 operating system unveiled by Microsoft on Monday received a warm welcome from the industry. But more importantly, the U.K.'s favourite celeb, tech guru Stephen Fry, likes the new OS too. A smartphone is like a dog, explained Fry at the 2010 T3 Gadget Awards in London on Monday night. And the love a person has for a dog does not come simply from the number of tricks it can do, he said. Of course, users care about the functionality of their handset, but it's also about how the device makes them feel, he said, waxing lyrical about consumers "stroking, caressing…

You can teach an old dog new tricks after all. The raft of mobile handsets running the Windows Phone 7 operating system unveiled by Microsoft on Monday received a warm welcome from the industry. But more importantly, the U.K.'s favourite celeb, tech guru Stephen Fry, likes the new OS too. A smartphone is like a dog, explained Fry at the 2010 T3 Gadget Awards in London on Monday night. And the love a person has for a dog does not come simply from the number of tricks it can do, he said. Of course, users care about the functionality of their handset, but it's also about how the device makes them feel, he said, waxing lyrical about consumers "stroking, caressing…

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