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 won a T-Mobile Dash and so can you

I won a T-Mobile Dash and so can you

T-Mobile is giving away a Dash every day from now until December 25th and you can enter once a day for a chance to win. The winner also gets 3 free months of service to try out the Dash and T-Mobile even if you are not a current customer. Enter to win and you may get lucky like I did.

November 13, 2006 by in Mobility

T-Mobile Dash works with Yahoo! Music service

T-Mobile Dash works with Yahoo! Music service

The Zune is launching next week, but if you already own a mobile phone you may not need a Zune to enjoy your music and podcasts on the road. The T-Mobile Dash was launched a couple weeks ago and has some hidden treasures that I am discovering as I start to use it more and more every day. The Dash has integrated wireless radios in a slim, cool form factor and is available for only US$200.

November 11, 2006 by in Mobility

Sync photos, video, files, folders, and tunes with your Mac and Windows Mobile 5 device

Sync photos, video, files, folders, and tunes with your Mac and Windows Mobile 5 device

Mark/Space released a major update to The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile that provides syncing functionality above and beyond what ActiveSync provides for users on a Windows PC. The Missing Sync is a native Universal application that provides USB and Bluetooth syncing for WM 5 devices. This latest release almost makes having to boot into Windows to sync a useless function.

November 9, 2006 by in Mobility

What are the top 6 phones for business users?

What are the top 6 phones for business users?

The business user has choices much broader than a RIM BlackBerry today and CNET's editors posted their top 6 business phone selections with pros, cons, and reviews of each device. Check the article to see if your device made the cut and what type of device you may want to consider for a future purchase.

November 8, 2006 by in Microsoft

Agenda One brings PIM integration to Windows Mobile Smartphones

Agenda One brings PIM integration to Windows Mobile Smartphones

The default Calendar, Contacts, and Task applications on Windows Mobile Smartphones lack features and functionality and can be frustrating at times. Developer One just released an integrated PIM application that greatly improves this experience on these devices, especially on devices with landscape displays like the T-Mobile Dash.

November 6, 2006 by in Mobility

Is NTP going after the Palm Treo now?

Is NTP going after the Palm Treo now?

I was browsing the news feeds today and ran across the name NTP so I popped open and checked out the CNET article. You may remember NTP as they were the company that sued RIM for patent infringements on their BlackBerry devices. It seems that NTP isn't content with the settlement they received from RIM and now appear to be targeting the Palm Treo.

November 6, 2006 by in BlackBerry

Cingular 8525 HSDPA Phone Edition officially announced

Cingular 8525 HSDPA Phone Edition officially announced

One of the highest quality Phone Edition devices ever created is now available on Cingular in the United States. This Windows Mobile Phone Edition sports a 3G wireless broadband radio and makes it the road warriors dream machine. You can get it next week for as low as US$399.99 so be prepared to shell out a few bucks for all this functionality.

November 5, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #76

MobileTechRoundup show #76

We thank the winning listener for naming my Samsung Q1, Qbacca, which is quite a fitting name to go along with my palmsolo online moniker. The MobileTechRoundup gang also chatted about some T-Mobile offerings, the new Fujitsu P1610 Tablet, and more. Enjoy the banter and listen to hear what each host has in their current mobile collection.

November 4, 2006 by in Mobility

What makes a BlackBerry a compelling device today?

What makes a BlackBerry a compelling device today?

RIM has dominated the mobile email market with their BlackBerry devices in the past, but with the other available solutions from Palm, Symbian, and Windows Mobile a couple mobile enthusiasts don't understand the draw anymore. You can get push email using a number of different solutions today, so why aren't IT departments looking at more functional solutions?

November 3, 2006 by in BlackBerry

What is up with this new Gmail mobile application?

What is up with this new Gmail mobile application?

Google released a new Gmail mobile application yesterday that has led to a bit of confusion since they already have a mobile formatted Gmail site you can access from a mobile browser. This new method is a downloadable Java application so you must have a Java-enabled device and it appears that the T-Mobile USA limit they state may not be accurate. Find out all the details on using this application with T-Mobile on a Nokia N73 in the full blog entry.

November 2, 2006 by in Mobility

T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home may not be ready for prime time

T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home may not be ready for prime time

The T-Mobile Dash is available now for a good price and with a small tweak the side bar can be made to be much more functional. The T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home service is also available for customers in Western Washington. As a beta tester I had to purchase the full release service to see how it performed and so far it is disappointing. The Samsung phone has been a very poor performer so the Nokia device will be tried next before giving up on the UMA service.

November 2, 2006 by in Mobility

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