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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Pimp your mobile phone

Pimp your mobile phone

Mobile enthusiasts like to talk about all the cool things you can do with your mobile phone and a new article gives you 33 ideas that you may want to try to trick out your device. Pimp your mobile and see if you start to appreciate all the power you have in the palm of your hand.

November 1, 2006 by in Mobility

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

I meant to post the winner of my Samsung SGH-i320 giveaway first thing this morning, but I just came back from a trip to Hawaii with a severely painful outer ear infection that made my head explode with swelling and pain to an extremely high degree. I just got back from the doctor and obtained some good pain meds and antibiotics and used a random number picker to select from the 201 qualified entries.

October 31, 2006 by in Samsung

The ASUS R2H UMPC is now available from an online retailer

The ASUS R2H UMPC is now available from an online retailer

There are not too many readily available UMPC devices, but the latest one can be found for under US$1,000 at an online retailer. The ASUS R2H sports some great features and is already getting into the hands of bloggers who are testing it out right now and preparing reviews. Check out some unboxing pics and initial thoughts on this cool new UMPC.

October 27, 2006 by in Hardware

T-Mobile Dash available in stores

T-Mobile Dash available in stores

The T-Mobile Dash Windows Mobile Smartphone with QWERTY keyboard was announced a couple weeks ago and is finally now available in stores for purchase. I'll be making a couple of purchases at T-Mobile next week and the Dash may soon be added to my collection.

October 26, 2006 by in Mobility

T-Mobile launches HotSpot @ Home service in selected areas

T-Mobile launches HotSpot @ Home service in selected areas

I was a beta tester of this new UMA service and T-Mobile is now starting to roll out the service in the Puget Sound area. The new service allows you to use WiFi with your mobile phone while connected to your network or any T-Mobile Hotspot. If you have a weak cell signal at your house, this new service should solve that problem while providing some cool features.

October 24, 2006 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #74; Last podcast before my Q1 is named

MobileTechRoundup show #74; Last podcast before my Q1 is named

The entertaining, and sometimes educational and informative, MobileTechRoundup podcast appears again with show #74. James, Kevin, and I always have fun talking about mobile technology and this show was no different with lots of banter about the Samsung Q1 running Vista, Nokia N91, dCut utility for Windows Media Center, and more. Enjoy the show!

October 21, 2006 by in Apple

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

There are still only a few select UMPC models available and only one that is easily found in retail stores. One enthusiast was able to get both a Samsung Q1 and TabletKiosk eo 7110 and compare them side-by-side. TabletKiosk also has two upcoming Road Shows where you can get some hands-on time with their devices so if you are in the Orlando or Houston area in November check them out.

October 20, 2006 by in Samsung

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

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