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Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile phones sporting iOS, Android, and Windows.
Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 different devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Nokia Lumia 1520, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of accessories and classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various discussion forums under the user name of "palmsolo".
Microsoft keeps improving Windows Phone while Amazon's new Fire phone doesn't ignite either one of the MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts.
T-Mobile has been shaking things up with their Uncarrier initiatives, led by CEO John Legere, and these seem to be working as they passed 50 million subscribers on their way to the third place.
HTC's Duo Camera strategy is unique and with today's Gallery update users can share some of the camera effects with people via social networks, email, and other means.
Apple's long-rumored large screen iPhone is likely to be revealed in early September with the possibility of a couple different size models being announced.
The Moto X is a fantastic smartphone, but battery life leaves something to be desired. A new accessory adds more than twice the capacity and another nice benefit.
Amazon Fire Phone review: Excellent for Amazon shopping and media services, but not a great smartphone
Amazon's Fire Phone is made to offer you an enhanced Amazon shopping and media experience, but the high price and AT&T exclusive smother most of the excitement for some interesting tricks.
Microsoft is actively rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 after three months of being in preview mode. The Lumia Cyan update is also coming to supported Nokia devices.
The LG G3 is arguably the best Android smartphone available today. But there are many advanced software tricks available to improve an already fantastic experience.
While Android and iOS are usually the first type of devices you might consider, BlackBerry continues to build some solid hardware while updating their OS to offer a compelling platform.
The new Amazon Fire phone is targeted towards consumers and buying through the Amazon Prime service. However, if you want to bring it into the office, there is enough support to help you get work done too.
As LG continues to innovate in the smartphone space, with shipments of the LG G3 just hitting store shelves, the company expects more sales in the third quarter.
As businesses look beyond BlackBerry for smartphone security, Samsung and Google step up to the plate. Knox integration is coming in Android L.
We seem to always ask for more on our high end smartphones, but LG brings it all with the G3 so there is really nothing preventing me from visiting my carrier store this weekend.
There are some good deals on BlackBerry 10 hardware and I couldn't resist giving the Z30 a test. It may be a short-term test though as I still find Android and Windows Phone to be better.