Stephen Fry launches his own blog with 6,465-word iPhone / smartphone post
Everyone and their mother is blogging nowadays, and now one of the greatest living englishmen is getting into the act. Stephen Fry has launched his own blog with a post about smartphones. Well, it’s more of an essay really. A 6,465-word essay, according to my word-count.
Fry’s well-known for being a gadget-lover, so it’s good stuff if you have the time to scroll through it. He’s recently been sent the HTC Touch, the Nokia E90 and the Sony Ericsson P1i. The latter gets a bit of a kicking, though: “What a crushing, lowering, fury-inducing disappointment. Just how dumb are the software engineers, designers and marketeers at Sony E?”
Oh, and he’s got an iPhone too, which he loves. Stephen, if you’re reading, come and do more gadget group tests for Tech Digest! Er, as long as we don’t have to pay you by the word, obviously…
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The Fast Pages Makes Web Search and Surfing a Breeze on iPhone
San Diego, CA, October 12 /PRNewswire/ — Requiring almost no typing, The Fast Pages is a completely free and unique mobile web directory with lightning-fast access to thousands of the best most mobile friendly websites and even more touch-to-dial phone numbers.
With typing still an issue for all smartphones, TFP is particularly helpful for new iPhone users who may find their keyboard challenging at first. iPhone users can now surf the web immediately without typing and get real results, valuable information and instant dialing. With no downloading necessary, just enter http://www.thefastpages.com onto your mobile phone.
Now, with just a flick of one’s finger, iPhone and even iPod Touch owners can access thousands of newspapers and magazines, animated weather, flight delays, traffic reports, emergencies, WiFi locations, all airlines, restaurants, local movies, embassies, maps, directions, travel, ATM locations, health, stock market, weather alert, Netflix, sports, best gas prices, package tracking, tickets to everything, best search engines, local search, translations, flight tracking and so much more.
With tens of millions of smartphones on the market now, and a hundred million to be sold this year, access to the web has been a virtual failure on these mobile devices.
Surprisingly, a vast majority of users of Blackberry, Blackjack, Pearl, Nokia, Treo, LG, Motorola Q, iPhone and all smartphones say they now use them solely for e-mail and text messaging with an occasional disappointing peak at the web.
This failure is largely due to the hassle of typing lengthy web addresses on tiny keyboards, difficult downloads that often don’t work and websites that are not user-friendly on mobile. These obstacles have resulted in many mobile users just giving up on web access.
TheFastPages.com has found an innovative solution to these obstacles and has made accessing the web a breeze. What’s more, it is fast, completely free and very easy. And there is no downloading required. TheFastPages mobile website is bold, bright, with easy-to-read lettering and it works on all mobile web phones.
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