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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".
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One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: 5 ways to use the edge and 10 reasons to love the phone
After using the Note Edge for more than a month, Matthew is close to pulling the trigger on the T-Mobile model. He finds the edge display compelling for several reasons.
Sony continues to launch unique mobile designs with a focus on helping you manage your life in any environmental condition.
Sony continues to roll out devices with high end audio features and both Kevin and Matthew have a couple in hand.
It's been nearly a year since HTC revealed the One M8. HTC will be announcing its next great design at the start of MWC.
HTC promised timely updates with its HTC Advantage program and stays true to its promises as the Lollipop update hits the street.
While CES is a vast show covering all types of technology, there is always an element of mobile tech worth discussing.
It's rare to find an Android smartphone with a traditional hardware phone keypad, but Matthew has spent the last few weeks with one designed for the extreme work environment.
iPhones are the most expensive smartphones today and we often see broken screens. It makes sense to pay for some peace of mind and the mPact is a worthy option.
BBM is available on BlackBerry, Android, and iOS. Soon you will be able to view BBM activity on your wrist thanks to Android Wear compatibility.
T-Mobile continues to push US wireless carriers. AT&T responded quickly to rollover data, but has limits on how much can be stored and when it can be used.
LG continues to improve its flexible display technology with a higher resolution Android smartphone that boasts high end internal specifications.
HTC's UltraPixel technology is an interesting camera innovation and the company should emphasize its usefulness. Serving as a front facing camera seems to be the perfect application.
Geeky looks, high cost, and short battery life are major complaints about smartwatches. Withings has a new smartwatch that addresses all of these concerns.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Best 10 smartphones at the close of 2014
- 2 Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: Stroke of genius in a black slab world
- 3 Six Clicks: Useful things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 S Pen
- 4 Top 10 smartphones of 2013: There's One that's best
- 5 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: Premium design finally matches industry-leading specifications