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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".
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.
Kevin is revisiting Windows Phone and Matt is checking out BlackBerry 10 again as the summer progresses.
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.
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