HTC's metal One series stands out from the crowd and with the new dual-tone finish HTC continues to improve the design.
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".
Matthew thought T-Mobile's free international text and data offer was too good to be true. He was wrong and won't leave home without his T-Mobile SIM.
It's encouraging to see secure browsing and messaging lead in mobile application enterprise growth. The iPhone 6 is preferred over the iPhone 6 Plus, at a rate of about 3 to 1.
Android manufacturers and fans tend to focus on the specs and denigrate devices that don't have the latest and greatest. HTC's upcoming device may have a 1080p display, for the third year in a row.
Apple's iPhone 6 Plus provides enough power to get heavy users through a day, but sometimes when you are on the road you need more capacity. That's where Mophie comes in with the Juice Pack.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
In one week all the details of the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone will be revealed in Spain. T-Mobile gave us the best glimpse so far and the design looks enticing.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge are the best designed Samsung smartphones and the Galaxy Alpha has the same metal edges.
BlackBerry rolls out OS 10.3.1 for existing smartphones; includes Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry Blend
BlackBerry started rolling out its latest software to existing devices like the Z10, Z30, Q10, and more.
Visa announces Mobile Location Confirmation service; travelers should welcome verification technology
Visa will begin rolling out a new geo-location service, powered by Finsphere, in April. Your smartphone and financial institution will work together to improve your card purchasing experiences.
After five months use, the iPhone 6 Plus remains Matthew's choice for every core function -- phone calls, quick control access and notifications. Well, maybe not every function.
A reported quarter to third of smartphone owners carry their phones without a case. The new Zeos screen protector extends over the curved edges to provide full and complete protection.
The two latest BlackBerry devices will finally be launching on a US wireless carrier this week. The BlackBerry Passport for AT&T has a unique element in its form factor.
HTC promised timely updates to the latest Android operating system and it continues to deliver.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a unique form factor and the iPhone 6 Plus has a slippery long metal frame. UAG offers solid protection for both and Matthew has been testing them out.
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