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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I am now the 3rd co-host of the MobileTechRoundup show

I am now the 3rd co-host of the MobileTechRoundup show

MobileTechRoundup just posted show number 54 and I am now co-hosting with James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel. If you are interested in mobile devices, gadgets, and any other cool gadgets and gizmos then I hope you check out the show. It is available directly or on iTunes too so get on over and hear about the Samsung Q1 UMPC, Nokia N91, and more on show 54.

July 8, 2006 by in Hardware

RIM announces Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server solution for small businesses

RIM announces Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server solution for small businesses

Small and medium sized businesses have not generally embraced the BlackBerry Enterprise Server solution due to the high cost and requirement to have someone onsite manage the server. Research In Motion just announced the release of a hosted software solution that wireless carriers and other providers can implement and offer to customers who want the BlackBerry experience without the server requirements.

July 7, 2006 by in BlackBerry

Dentists needed for mobile Bluetooth pain

Dentists needed for mobile Bluetooth pain

Bluetooth is designed as a cable replacement wireless technology, but unlike simply plugging in a cable devices have to be paired and have to have matching profiles for things to work. Unfortunately, devices don't always talk well with each other and even mobile experts have trouble getting over the connection issues.

June 28, 2006 by in Networking

W3C issues Mobile Web Best Practices

W3C issues Mobile Web Best Practices

Attempts are being made at ways to improve the mobile browsing experience with new .mobi domain names, improved web browsers, and properly formatted sites. The W3C issued guidelines to help standardize strategies to improve the mobile internet.

June 27, 2006 by in Mobility

Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Backup your mobile data for peace of mind

Going on the road with only a mobile device can be a tragic experience if your data gets corrupted or lost and you do not have a recent backup in hand. There are solutions for all mobile platforms and Sprite Software develops some of the most powerful and user friendly utilities. Get a backup solution now and backup your devices regularly.

June 25, 2006 by in Data Management

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

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