Stephen Fry “ the comedian, actor, novelist, Guardian Technology columnist, blogger, cricket fan, and all-around fantastically brilliant person “ has a great blog post with his initial thoughts on the iPad.  I love this line early on in the post about the impact of the iPhone in the mobile arena: Even if it had proved […]
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Great Line from Stephen Fry on iPhone’s Impact on the Entire Mobile Market

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Stephen Fry “ the comedian, actor, novelist, Guardian Technology columnist, blogger, cricket fan, and all-around fantastically brilliant person “ has a great blog post with his initial thoughts on the iPad.  I love this line early on in the post about the impact of the iPhone in the mobile arena:

Even if it had proved a commercial and business disaster instead of an astounding success, iPhone would remain the most significant release of its generation because of its effect on the smartphone habitat. Does anybody seriously believe that Android, Nokia, Samsung, Palm, BlackBerry and a dozen others would since have produced the product line they have without the 100,000 volt taser shot up the jacksie that the iPhone delivered to the entire market?

So true. You can check out his full post on the iPad, which is of course superbly well written and contains his first-hand impressions of the new device, here:

http://www.stephenfry.com/2010/01/28/ipad-about/

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