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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Get a female perspective on mobile technology

Get a female perspective on mobile technology

Women offer an interesting viewpoint on mobile technology and there are several mobile enthusiast sites out there that post some excellent reviews, news, and thoughts. As the smartphone becomes more and more a part of our lives, it is valuable to have resources such as these site available to see what choices are out there that fit everyone's needs and desires.

October 20, 2006 by in Mobility

Is the Nokia N91 the ultimate mobile media device?

Is the Nokia N91 the ultimate mobile media device?

The Nokia N91 is a multimedia S60 smartphone that allows you to browse, subscribe and listen to podcasts and get unlimited subscription content on a single device. It takes the best of the iPod and other MP3 players and adds a high powered mobile phone. Is the N91 the device that will set the standard for multimedia converged devices?

October 18, 2006 by in Microsoft

Experience the ultimate in mobile sound with the super.fi 5 Pro earphones

Experience the ultimate in mobile sound with the super.fi 5 Pro earphones

Think of the best sounding speakers you have ever heard and then place them into your ear canal and you'll get a bit of feel for what the Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pro earphones provide. There is extensive documentation in the user guide about keeping the volume level low on your device and you need to follow this advice. I can't describe how awesome the sound is in words and highly recommend you try them out yourself and prepare to be blown away.

October 17, 2006 by in Mobility

Is Zune-to-Zune sharing really that scary?

Is Zune-to-Zune sharing really that scary?

The Microsoft Zune will be hitting stores shortly after Halloween and some reports of DRM being applied to your own content are scary. We clear up the DRM issue, but then also wonder about the purpose of a single Zune Marketplace and why there has to be any limit at all on our own content.

October 17, 2006 by in Microsoft

MobileTechRoundup show #73; Vote for one of the 3 contest finalists

MobileTechRoundup show #73; Vote for one of the 3 contest finalists

Three finalists were selected, one by each podcast host, for the Name Matt's Samsung Q1 UMPC contest and we are asking listeners to vote by downloading the small file for their favorite name. You'll hear the host that selected that name comment on the name you selected to download. We also chat about other topics covering the latest in mobile technology.

October 16, 2006 by in Samsung

Carnival of the Mobilists #49

Carnival of the Mobilists #49

The weekly Carnival of the Mobilists edition is out on the streets so check out all the excellent posts. Michael Mace is this week's host and also requests that readers complete a short survey.

October 16, 2006 by in Mobility

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

While the Samsung Q1 UMPC only has a 900 MHz processor and 1GB RAM, Kevin Tofel has been able to get Vista running on it quite well with only a couple of limitations. If you want to try this out, create a partition first and test it before leaping into a full install.

October 13, 2006 by in Samsung

Social networking comes to your WM Smartphone

Social networking comes to your WM Smartphone

It seems that more and more use of the internet pulls us each away from face-to-face contact with each other. Using the new Slam service from Microsoft on your Smartphone could help you stay connected and meet new friends. Find some like-minded people at the local bar or connect with others at conferences and see if this social networking tool helps bring us closer together.

October 12, 2006 by in Smartphones

Palm announces the Treo 680

Palm announces the Treo 680

Palm officially announced the release of the Treo 650 successor that runs the Palm OS and does away with the external antenna. 3G and WiFi support is not provided on this unit that should be on the lower end of the cost spectrum when pricing, availability, and carriers are announced later this year.

October 12, 2006 by in Mobility

Ask.com is getting Skweezed now too

Ask.com is getting Skweezed now too

Browsing on mobile devices can be a functional experience with the right tools and Skweezer technology continues to expand in the mobile market with integration into Ask.com. Add this latest search and browsing site to your favorites and enjoy the wireless web.

October 12, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show 72

MobileTechRoundup show 72

We cover lots of mobile gear in this episode with thoughts on the BlackBerry Pearl, Samsung SGH-i320, and T-Mobile Dash. Two great contests are underway so enter them as well.

October 11, 2006 by in Mobility

T-Mobile inserts the Dash

T-Mobile inserts the Dash

T-Mobile USA officially announced the rumored and highly anticipated T-Mobile Dash, aka HTC Excalibur, device today. I am hitting my local store as soon as it opens in a couple hours to pick up one of these WM 5 Smartphone devices running the latest AKU3 Windows Mobile update and will see if it knocks the Nokia E61 from my hands.

October 10, 2006 by in Mobility

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