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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 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".
Huawei launched their first phone selling directly in the US with the Ascend Mate2 and it is quite compelling at a low $299.99 unlocked, no-contract price.
BBM is available on BlackBerry, iOS, and Android and will soon be available on Windows Phone.
You no longer have to pay high prices for great phones and with no-contract with a carrier you are in charge of your service obligation.
Windows Phone continues to improve with the latest 8.1 update, and offers enterprise users a personal experience with the power of Microsoft and Exchange in their hands.
I was not prepared to be impressed by the Huawei Ascend Mate2, especially at a price of just $299.99. I am rather shocked after just a couple of days of use.
Samsung overwhelmed Galaxy smartphone owners with multiple content sources and now users won't be able to get to purchased content the same way.
With research showing people only use about two dozen apps, it's hard to believe you can't find those on Windows Phone today.
Nokia made the Lumia 1520 as last fall's flagship, but AT&T took out some key features. There is an alternative available that has me bumping up my rating by two full points.
Matt Miller shares his initial impressions -- plus a gallery tour -- of Amazon's new Prime-focused smartphone. The hardware is fine, but Fire is no enterprise device.
T-Mobile continues to set the bar for US wireless carriers with two new initiatives launching soon.
Amazon's Fire smartphone has an innovative user interface with a focus on the Prime consumer.
With a focus on Amazon Prime customers and store purchases you would think there would be some device and plan pricing consideration for the Fire, but you would be wrong.
A Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime has been rumored for some time and it looks like a higher end model will soon be launched in Korea.
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