Doctor Who's Matt Smith uses a Lumia 920 and a Surface RT

Actor Matt Smith, who will retire as the 11th Doctor later this year on the BBC TV series Doctor Who, is currently in St. Petersburg, Russia where he will host the final ceremonies for Microsoft's 2013 Imagine Cup student competition. In a chat with reporters today, Smith revealed some of his own personal technology possessions.

The Next Web reports that Smith does indeed use a Nokia Lumia 920 as his smartphone. As far as PCs and tablets, Smith admitted he is more of a fan of the ergonomics of Apple's products. Having said that, he also said he uses both an iPad and a Surface RT, with the iPad used for reading e-books and the Surface RT for browsing the web.

Smith also talked about why he decided to take the gig to host the Imagine Cup finals. He admitted that this was the first time he has accepted an offer to host a corporate event like this but that the Imagine Cup's theme of students coming up with new technology innovations made him sign up. He added:

This next generation of people are going to shape the way that we live, technologically. And I think that some of these guys out there could be big hitters. You never know, and this gives them a platform to really explore that. It sounded like a cool thing to be a part of. The message of Imagine Cup, which is innovation and inventing things and moving technology forward, [is] a good one.

The Imagine Cup 2013 final ceremonies from St. Petersburg will be live streamed by Microsoft starting at 8:30 am Eastern time.

Source: The Next Web | Image via Microsoft

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"Bow ties are cool. Fezzes are cool. Surface RTs are cool. Lumia 920's are cool.

Hang on, Pond! Don't throw all my stuff away!"

If you haven't watched it before then you should give it a shot. I thought it was stupid at first and I still feel the first season was a bit silly but everything after that first season I thought was great.

MFH said,
You guys mean the 27th season right?

The BBC explicitly refers to all the "new" Doctor Who by Series number, not season. I would infer that when people say Season 1 they actually mean 2005's Series 1.

Well I found it interesting to know what gadgets celebrities use. If you don't like this article, why did you come in here and comment on it.

In real life if you see Dog poop on the floor, you avoid it, you don't jump in it, start rolling around and rubbing it into your face screaming "I hate this poop! Why is it here?!" So why do you do it online?

Edited by McKay, Jul 11 2013, 1:43am :

McKay said,
In real life if you see Dog poop on the floor, you avoid it, you don't jump in it, start rolling around and rubbing it into your face screaming "I hate this poop! Why is it here?!"

OWNED, hahahaha

McKay said,
Well I found it interesting to know what gadgets celebrities use. If you don't like this article, why did you come in here and comment on it.

In real life if you see Dog poop on the floor, you avoid it, you don't jump in it, start rolling around and rubbing it into your face screaming "I hate this poop! Why is it here?!" So why do you do it online?

what makes you think he actually uses these products? He is getting paid to be there, he isn't going to say i use an iphone 5 and an ipad 4, nothing else. Why would he use a surface to browse the web if he has an ipad, he can do that on there. I don't believe him.

torrentthief said,

what makes you think he actually uses these products? He is getting paid to be there, he isn't going to say i use an iphone 5 and an ipad 4, nothing else. Why would he use a surface to browse the web if he has an ipad, he can do that on there. I don't believe him.

FTA:

As far as PCs and tablets, Smith admitted he is more of a fan of the ergonomics of Apple's products. Having said that, he also said he uses both an iPad and a Surface RT, with the iPad used for reading e-books and the Surface RT for browsing the web.

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The Teej said,

FTA:

As far as PCs and tablets, Smith admitted he is more of a fan of the ergonomics of Apple's products. Having said that, he also said he uses both an iPad and a Surface RT, with the iPad used for reading e-books and the Surface RT for browsing the web.

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I already read that, i believe he uses ipad for everything and probably admitted in tv interviews to using one so he said he uses a surface too.

torrentthief said,
I already read that, i believe he uses ipad for everything and probably admitted in tv interviews to using one so he said he uses a surface too.

You would probably be wrong. He was specifically referring to his Mac Book Air's ergonomics over both the iPad and Surface RT. He also did not purchase either tablet, both of them were gifts. When it is not taken out of context, his statements are likely entirely true. The ergonomics of a laptop are better than that of a tablet, at least for me, so I can entirely believe the same is true for others.

Go to the source and read the original interview.

torrentthief said,
Why would he use a surface to browse the web if he has an ipad, he can do that on there. I don't believe him.
I wondered the same thing. It just doesn't make sense. That is it, I have finished reading my e-book so now I am going to put this device down so that I can go and browse the web on that other device over there. As if. Methinks he is just trying to be nice to both camps. He seems that sort of person.

TheDogsBed said,

I wondered the same thing. It just doesn't make sense.

Why? What if he actually prefers using Internet Explorer when using a tablet, but all of his currently owned ebooks come from Apple and cannot function on Windows RT because Apple's reader doesn't exist for it?