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Smartphones and Cell Phones
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 mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of 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 more than 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 830, 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".
Facebook announced a new publishing product that will provide readers with interactive and speedy content while providing content providers with new tools to make content even better.
LG is getting ready to launch the LG G4 and is bucking the trend of moving to integrated storage and non-removable batteries. The leather back is elegant and the camera can't be beat.
Matthew Miller has been testing all the latest and greatest smartphones, but finally figured out what has been missing in most of them that is causing some frustration.
T-Mobile stopped carrying BlackBerry devices last year and as both companies look to future growth, there is a realization that BlackBerry smartphones are important to business customers.
Matthew picked up a LG G4 to evaluate before the retail units begin shipping to buyers and he has spent the last two days with it in Seattle and New York.
Samsung continues to work with carriers to update existing devices to Android Lollipop. Following the update on the Note 4, the Note Edge was updated on T-Mobile.
We all expect Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10 flagship smartphones when Windows 10 is released a bit later this year and new rumors show there may be two variations with 20 megapixel cameras.
T-Mobile is aggressively trying to reach other carriers' customers and in this latest initiative is offering a way for Verizon customers to use their own number and try out T-Mobile.
LG announced the G Flex2 at CES and many thought it was quite compelling. However, the LG G4 is launching soon so Matt Miller isn't sure why we need a flexible display model.
The Apple Watch is perfect for keeping you updated during long professional baseball games as you go about your daily life. T-Mobile customers get the $20 premium version of MLB At Bat for free.
Google has been working on wireless service for a couple years and reports indicate the service may launch very soon. The service will use existing infrastructure with the Nexus 6 at the core.
Not much happens on the back of your phone, but with the Popslate case you can view images when your phone is set down or you don't want to turn on your color display.
BlackBerry has always been focused on enterprise security and is expanding its offerings with the acquisition of WatchDox. The service will be integrated with BES12 in the near future.
Matthew spent a few weeks with the top two new Android flagships and in the end neither one made the cut. Designs have improved over 2014, but battery life is not up to par and there are still performance issues.
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