Matthew Miller

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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".

Matthew is a professional naval architect by day and a mobile gadgeteer at all other times. He purchases his own devices and then sells them on eBay or Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a 30-day loaner basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer. If any are provided as “long term loaner units” this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.

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Back to school special: QWERTY messaging phones

Back to school special: QWERTY messaging phones

It's that time of year when kids go back to school and people start to think of ways to stay connected and in touch. If your kids are like mine, text messaging is used 90% of the time compared to voice calls on mobile phones and they are all about the QWERTY keyboard for easier, faster texting than a phone keypad. Every carrier realizes this too and has a lineup of QWERTY phones to meet these texting needs. Let's take a look at two of the best QWERTY phones available from each of the four major wireless carriers.

August 30, 2009 by in Networking

Novatel announces new MiFi 2372 for North American GSM networks

Novatel announces new MiFi 2372 for North American GSM networks

One of the most popular mobile accessories that I have heard about from others who travel quite a bit is the Novatel Wireless MiFi. I personally have not tried one out because they have been available on Sprint and Verizon Wireless and I don't get a good enough signal where I live with these carriers to pay for another mobile data service. Novatel Wireless just announced the MiFi 2372 HSPA device that is optimized for North American GSM networks and worldwide usage with a GSM carrier. There have been unlocked ones you could pick up from an importer, but this newest model also has other features integrated into it.

July 28, 2009 by in Networking

Will pre-teens really adopt the new iPod touch as a VoIP phone?

Will pre-teens really adopt the new iPod touch as a VoIP phone?

I generally agree with my friend Andy Abramsom and greatly respect his opinion. He posted today on why he thinks the upcoming rumored iPod touch will be huge for VoIP and multimedia, but I don't think it will have as big of an impact with the teen crowd as he indicates. This new device is rumored to have an integrated microphone, digital camera, and 64GB of memory. I agree that the savvy traveler may desire to use this new device to connect via WiFi and place and receive inexpensive VoIP calls. However, this same traveler can do this now with the iPhone and SIM card removed so I don't think there will be a huge impact in iPod touch sales due to the microphone

July 22, 2009 by in Networking