Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller started using a Pilot 1000 in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since.

Latest Posts

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


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


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


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


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