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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T-Mobile Dash falls to US$150

T-Mobile Dash falls to US$150

I was browsing the T-Mobile USA website checking out the possibility of picking up my own RIM BlackBerry Pearl when I saw that the T-Mobile Dash has now fallen to US$149.99 after a US$100 instant discount and US$100 mail-in rebate. This is US$50 less than I paid a month ago and is such an excellent deal that I just had to mention it here on my blog. The QWERTY keyboard smartphone market is hot right now and there are plenty of options for gift givers with multiple carriers.

November 30, 2006 by in Mobility

Check out the Work Wherever ads for Windows Mobile

Check out the Work Wherever ads for Windows Mobile

The tagline of my blog here is Work Where You Want To Be and it seems that Microsoft has the same idea as they just updated their Windows Mobile marketing with a new site and some online ads with the tagline Work Wherever. I thought the ads were pretty funny and if you check them out make sure to watch the outtakes as well for a few more laughs. I am using a Windows Mobile T-Mobile Dash and this device lets me conduct a lot of my work on the go, especially these last couple days when I have had 3 hour commutes with the snow and ice in Western Washington.

November 29, 2006 by in Mobility

Unlocking your mobile phone is no longer prohibited

Unlocking your mobile phone is no longer prohibited

Last week the U.S. Copyright Office issued a ruling that states cell phone owners are allowed to break their software locks on their devices. There has been quite bit of talk about this on the internet, but the ruling doesn't state anything about requiring wireless carriers to unlock your phone. It just states that people who do so won't be subject to the prohibition against circumventing access controls during the next three years.

November 28, 2006 by in Mobility

Carnival of the Mobilists #55

Carnival of the Mobilists #55

The Carnival of the Mobilists is a weekly newsletter/summary of some of the best mobile technology sites and related postings that usually get you thinking more in depth about mobile tech. Check out issues #55 and see if you find some new favorite sites for yourself.

November 28, 2006 by in Mobility

Black Friday mobile gear shopping guide

Black Friday mobile gear shopping guide

Many of us love to get mobile gadgets as gifts and the choices out there are amazing this year. To help you figure out what to buy for someone you can check out some thoughts and experiences with laptops, UMPCs, high end mobile smartphones, portable media players, and other mobile related gear. You can hit the stores on Black Friday or shop from the comfort of your home and let others fight to save a few bucks.

November 22, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #78

MobileTechRoundup show #78

The MobileTechRoundup gang chats about a couple new devices, the Fujitsu P1610 and the Microsoft Zune. We also congratulate Geek.com on their 10th anniversary and encourage listeners to register there for some great prizes to celebrate their birthday.

November 21, 2006 by in Tech Industry

i-mate JAQ3 is the world's thinnest Pocket PC Phone Edition

i-mate JAQ3 is the world's thinnest Pocket PC Phone Edition

The Treo 700w and 700wx Phone Edition devices don't have much direct competition in the Windows Mobile marketplace with the QWERTY keyboards not covered by a slider, but TechFaith Wireless does have a new entry available in select areas. The i-mate JAQ3 looks like a Windows Mobile Smartphone, but it actually runs the Phone Edition software in a thin form factor.

November 19, 2006 by in Mobility

Happy 10th Birthday to Geek.com

Happy 10th Birthday to Geek.com

It's not often that you run into a website that has been around for 10 years, but Geek.com has done it and is celebrating with a giveaway. Prizes include a SlingBox, Motorola Q, Neuros Audio Recorder 2, and much more. Visit the site and wish them a Happy Birthday.

November 16, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

MobileTechRoundup show #77

MobileTechRoundup show #77

Why did the three MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts choose their Samsung Q1 UMPC devices and is this the choice for you? There was also some chat about mobile software and the upcoming Zune device.

November 13, 2006 by in Samsung

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

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