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Smartphones and Cell Phones
It seems everyone in business has a smartphone today to keep connected to the office and enjoy their time away from the office. Matthew Miller provides you with news, commentary and in-depth reviews of the latest in mobile phones sporting iOS, Android, Wi
Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.
STM Bags makes some great cases for the iPhone 5/5s and a couple newer ones add some unique features. The Harbour 2 props up your iPhone while the Catch lets you carry along ID and credit cards.
The Moto X is my current favorite smartphone. At $299 with service plans starting at just $5 per month, Republic Wireless has a compelling offer for consumers.
I was hoping Motorola might stand apart from others in the Android space when Google purchased them. With their custom Moto Maker service and quick OS updates I think they are showing me they want to as well.
Nokia's massive 6-inch Windows Phone is available this week and includes all the best specs allowed by Microsoft. However, AT&T made some design trade-offs that detract from the overall value.
Nokia continues to improve their Windows Phone music service, rebranding it to focus on its biggest strength. Nokia MixRadio plays music to match your personal profile.
The HTC One has been my faithful companion for about eight months and nothing has been able to kick it out of my pocket, until now. The Moto X may not have better specs, but the experiences are tough to beat.
Google continues to roll out enhanced services for the iPhone, including Google Play All Access Music and improved voice-enabled Google Now.
HTC added a microSD card to the HTC One Max, but then threw on a cover that doesn't close all the way. The One Max is a monster of a phone, but doesn't include monster specs to match the size.
We have yet to see mobile wallets take off, but there is hope for Isis with wide carrier and vendor support. Isis comes out of limited testing and spreads across the US today with some nice incentives to get you into stores.