Matthew Miller

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".

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The Nokia N91; the mobile man of steel

The Nokia N91; the mobile man of steel

This high end Nokia NSeries device sports a 4GB hard drive, 2 megapixel camera, stainless steel construction and more all in a mobile phone form factor. These NSeries devices focus on multimedia while giving you a phone, but are definitely not designed with phone calls as the primary function.

June 22, 2006 by in Microsoft

Get powered up on the go with the Portable Power Station

Get powered up on the go with the Portable Power Station

Road warriors are concerned about battery life on the go and you could carry around extra batteries for all your gear or go with a portable battery pack solution. Battery Geek sells the Portable Power Station that meets the power needs for a large number of devices and we have one in house for evaluation.

June 21, 2006 by in Hardware

Will Google dominate mobile search too?

Will Google dominate mobile search too?

Google is targeting mobile search with a new London mobile division. The mobile search area is still open to someone who can produce the "killer" application of mobile search on the small screen. Gada.be does an excellent job with metasearches and is my current favorite mobile search method.

June 19, 2006 by in Mobility

Get hands on with Nokia and Motorola devices at retail stores

Get hands on with Nokia and Motorola devices at retail stores

Mobile device geeks everywhere will now have to add a stop to Chicago on their next itinerary to visit Motorola's Destination Q store and Nokia's new Flagship store. Destination Q opened up on June 8th and is located at 666 North Michigan Avenue. Nokia's Flagship store will be opening on June 24th and is also located somewhere close by on Michigan Avenue.

June 19, 2006 by in Microsoft

What makes a good business phone?

What makes a good business phone?

Smartphones are rolling out in droves lately with the enterprise being a primary target of Palm, Windows Mobile, and Symbian device manufacturers. Business users focus less on multimedia functionality than consumers do and more of their needs focus on email and connectivity.

June 16, 2006 by in Mobility

The Samsung Q1 passed my first road warrior test

The Samsung Q1 passed my first road warrior test

The Samsung Q1 UMPC was the only computer taken on a recent short business trip and performed well.. The Q1 was used as an internet terminal, word processor, TV monitor, portable media center and more while traveling across the country and back. Battery life still needs to be improved, but there are solutions to cover extended usage periods.

June 14, 2006 by in Samsung

The UMPC is not a disaster

The UMPC is not a disaster

Reviewers and technology publications have been slamming Microsoft's Origami project, aka Ultra Mobile PC devices, for their underpowered specs in comparison to laptops. However, these devices are not designed to replace laptops and actually excel in many areas to provide mobile workers the ability to get the job done and have some fun wherever they may be.

June 12, 2006 by in Hardware

Taking only the Samsung Q1 UMPC on the road

Taking only the Samsung Q1 UMPC on the road

The Samsung Q1 UMPC is one of the first Ultra Mobile PC devices to hit the market and I'll be leaving the laptop behind on a business trip to see if the Q1 can fulfill the role of a mobile computer in a real-life situation. While the UMPC may have lower specifications than a laptop, the ability to travel light and have a full Tablet PC in hand may be worth the tradeoffs.

June 11, 2006 by in Samsung

The Nokia E61 experience, part 2/2

The Nokia E61 experience, part 2/2

Office document management, PC synchronization, basic GPS navigation, mobile entertainment, and more are all featured on the Nokia E61 without the addition of any 3rd party applications. The E61 knocked the Treo 650 from my hands and continues to impress me with features every day.

June 7, 2006 by in Microsoft

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