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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HTC Athena may be the most powerful Pocket PC Phone Edition ever

HTC Athena may be the most powerful Pocket PC Phone Edition ever

HTC was believed to be working on a UMPC/Tablet PC device, but the HTC Athena may actually be a high-powered Windows Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition with UMPC-like functionality and capabilities. If you are looking for a portable device for surfing, GPS navigation, email, and more then this may be a better alternative than a full laptop or Tablet PC.

December 20, 2006 by in Mobility

Zune firmware 1.2 supports high resolution album art

Zune firmware 1.2 supports high resolution album art

Stability and performance were improved with the latest firmware, but another new improvement is better album art support. You should no longer see that fuzzy, distorted album art on your big Zune display. You may have to reload all your downloaded music to get the new album art, but if you have a Zune Pass that may not take too much time.

December 20, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

HanDBase now available for S60 3rd Edition devices

HanDBase now available for S60 3rd Edition devices

While you may not think you need a database application and access to databases with you at all times, you may change your mind about what constitutes a database after reading this new All About Symbian review. DDH Software just released their latest version of HanDBase that works with S60 3rd Edition devices, as well as Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Check out the thousands of free databases or create your own.

December 17, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #82, Live from London

MobileTechRoundup show #82, Live from London

Geeks generally like to stay up late and to record this latest show from London I started recording at 1 am local time. The MobileTechRoundup gang chatted about Tablet PCs, UMPCs, new OQO device and more. Travel can be made easier with mobile video and mobile Skype too. Listen to the show and enjoy the usual banter from Kevin, James, and Matt.

December 16, 2006 by in CES 2019

Twitter on a mobile; What are you doing?

Twitter on a mobile; What are you doing?

Twitter is a free social networking service that works on any text messaging enabled mobile phone or web browser. Let friends, family, and others know what you are up to and meet up with buddies along the way. You may even find out what people are doing before you read about it in a blog.

December 13, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Sprint continues rollout of EVDO Rev. A

Sprint continues rollout of EVDO Rev. A

Sprint has met their goal of rolling out EV-DO Revision A in 20 cities by the end of 2006 with the most recent launch in 10 additional cities. You can connect to the fast 3G network using a USB or PCMCIA device purchases from Sprint. Their wireless broadband data costs US$60 a month, which is a fair rate compared to other 3G data plans.

December 12, 2006 by in Hardware

Palm launches new worldwide Treo marketing campaign

Palm launches new worldwide Treo marketing campaign

Palm is kicking off a new ad campaign to help educate the general public on the power of the wireless mobile device. They will be using lots of advertising, interactive kiosks, new microsite, and a new viral marketing approach to spread the news. Look for people wearing Treo clothing and stopping you on the street in a major city near you in the new year.

December 11, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #81

MobileTechRoundup show #81

We had a few technical difficulties, but I was back using Qbacca to record my portion of MobileTechRoundup show #81 the next day. We chatted a bit about Palm buying back the rights for Palm OS Garnet and then moved on to the PepperPad 3 device that I actually look forward to checking out more at CES in January. Does push email control you or do you control it? At times we can let it get out of hand and All About Symbian posted an article looking at this addiction many people have. Kevin got hooked on saying Wiki and let everyone know about some Windows Mobile freeware. James also had a free service that he has used in the last couple weeks that looks very cool and works with any mobile that can text message.

December 10, 2006 by in Mobility

Ballmer: Palm and BlackBerry are niche players

Ballmer: Palm and BlackBerry are niche players

Steve Ballmer had a chat with CNET and talked a bit about mobile devices. He said that he thinks Windows Mobile and Nokia are the two dominant players and that Palm and BlackBerry devices were more niche players. Microsoft has come a long ways in the last few years with Windows Mobile and the Palm OS has continued to lose ground.

December 7, 2006 by in Mobility

Mobility Beat: like digg for mobile technology

Mobility Beat: like digg for mobile technology

If you enjoy social bookmarking and link sharing sites like digg and Netscape and are a mobile technology fan then you'll want to check out the new MobilityBeat site that gathers links from around the world related to mobile gear. For the next 30 days if you submit a story you are entered into a drawing for a Treo 680 as well so go on over and check them out.

December 6, 2006 by in Mobility

Office 2007 file format is incompatible with all mobile devices

Office 2007 file format is incompatible with all mobile devices

The Mac platform isn't the only operating system affected by the new Office 2007 open XML file formats. Users of mobile devices running Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and BlackBerry operating systems also will have trouble reading, editing, and creating documents using the new formats. Developers are working on fixes, but at this time no system is working with the new formats.

December 6, 2006 by in Microsoft

MobileTechRoundup show #80

MobileTechRoundup show #80

The gang starts off MobileTechRoundup show #80 on a football tangent, but then gets back on track by discussing two freeware of the show titles you may want to try. We talk a bit about Windows Mobile Crossbow and then how a Dell Axim with Crossbow is still a possibility in 2007. James received a very nice case to review and Kevin has a new slate Tablet PC from Fujitsu in his hands.

December 6, 2006 by in Tech Industry

3 weeks later and the Zune is better than the iPod

3 weeks later and the Zune is better than the iPod

The Zune keeps getting knocked and many people are quoting some recent sales data to show how the Zune is already falling down. However, you need to look at other circumstances surrounding when that data was captured and also give an honest look at the Zune in direct comparison to the iPod to see which is the best device for you.

December 4, 2006 by in Apple

Fujitsu to include EverNote on LifeBook and Stylistic devices

Fujitsu to include EverNote on LifeBook and Stylistic devices

Kasey sent me an exciting press release this weekend from EverNote Corporation announcing that Fujitsu will include EverNote on their LifeBook notebook and Stylistic Tablet PC device. If you buy a new LifeBook P1610 Tablet PC that also has a touchscreen display you will get EverNote Plus and EverNote ritePen. EverNote Plus is a great application that lets you capture and organize data quickly and easily. ritePen is a handwriting recognition application that lets you write anywhere on the display of a Tablet PC. This latest partnership is great for both companies and if you haven't tried EverNote for yourself I highly encourage you to download a copy today.

December 3, 2006 by in Tech Industry

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