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".

Latest Posts

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

Carnival of the Mobilists #48

Carnival of the Mobilists #48

Carnival of the Mobilists #48 is now live and contains a good collection of mobile musings for your education and enjoyment. See if you agree with Helen on her favorite submission of the week and submit an article if you have something to say as well.

October 9, 2006 by in Mobility

Mobius Boston 2006 report

Mobius Boston 2006 report

Microsoft held two invite-only events for Mobile enthusiasts last week and my full report of the Boston event is now live on Geek.com. Check out all the cool topics we discussed and fun we all had getting to know other community enthusiasts a bit better over a couple days in Boston.

October 6, 2006 by in Tech Industry

T-Mobile reveals 3G plans

T-Mobile reveals 3G plans

T-Mobile is revealing their 3G wireless data plans for the rest of 2006 and beyond. They are behind all the other US carriers and selecting frequencies not currently supported by any mobile devices doesn't seem to help with the roll out. Also, is Hilary Duff going to be the next T-Mobile spokesperson?

October 6, 2006 by in Mobility

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