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 was a co-host, with Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast for 13 years and authored 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 Google Pixel 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, LG V60 ThinQ, Google Pixelbook Go, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and many more, along with plenty of wearables, 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 Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a typical 30-day or long-term loan basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer.

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Image Gallery: A look at the Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device after two months of use

Image Gallery: A look at the Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device after two months of use

The Nokia N900 is now available from various US retailers and after two full months of using a loaner device I just purchased my own. This latest Linux-based device has a new version of the Maemo OS and integrates a cellular radio. You will find some aspects of S60 in the N900, along with a rather unique user interface and extremely powerful Mozilla-based web browser. Apps are still early in development, but with the browser you can do most everything you need to do with dedicated apps.

December 22, 2009 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: T-Mobile Shadow

Image Gallery: T-Mobile Shadow

T-Mobile just released the Shadow device yesterday and it brings a fun, custom UI developed by Microsoft and HTC. You can now access and control all the primary functions of your device from the unique Home screen. This kind of customization is needed to bring consumers to Windows Mobile and the Shadow may be a hit.

November 8, 2007 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: Quickoffice brings Office document support to the iPhone

Image Gallery: Quickoffice brings Office document support to the iPhone

Quickoffice has been around for years and is the default Office suite found on Nokia S60 devices. They too this expertise and created a functional iPhone client. The current version does has a few issues that should be fixed with a future update, but it is worth the $20 if you need to work with Office documents on your iPhone device. They now have clients for Palm, BlackBerry, and Android devices too.

April 18, 2009 by in Microsoft

Hands-on with the Nokia N9 MeeGo device

Hands-on with the Nokia N9 MeeGo device

Nokia's first, and likely last, MeeGo powered device is now shipping outside the United States to select countries. The hardware is beautiful and the OS is powerful, but there may be very few people that get to experience such a good device.

October 12, 2011 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: Hands-free solutions from Etymotic, Aliph, Nokia, and Spracht

Image Gallery: Hands-free solutions from Etymotic, Aliph, Nokia, and Spracht

In just over a month, you will not be able to use your cellphone in your automobile in Washington State without some kind of hands-free solution. Hands-free laws are in place now or coming soon to many other states and areas of the world so now is a good time to take a look at some of the solutions available to you besides the standard wired hands-free kit included with your cellphone purchase.I had the opportunity to personally evaluate the Etymotic hf2 wired iPhone stereo headphones, Etymotic EtyBlu Bluetooth headset, Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headset, Nokia BH-903 Bluetooth stereo headphones, and Spracht Bluetooth speakephone. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and it really comes down to your own personal preference when selecting a hands-free kit that fits your specific needs. However, I did find a new personal favorite in the bunch that I plan to use myself now that I can no longer just hold my phone to my head and drive.

May 27, 2008 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: A look at the Samsung Intrepid Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Image Gallery: A look at the Samsung Intrepid Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Windows Mobile 6.5 was just recently announced and with that announcement came the launch of several devices running the latest operating system. The Samsung Intrepid is a touchscreen device with a forward facing QWERTY keyboard, similar to a BlackBerry device. The device supports Sprint's 3.5G EV-DO network, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and various services. A 3.2 megapixel camera is also included.

October 19, 2009 by in Microsoft