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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Hands-on with the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800

Hands-on with the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800

RIM and AT&T are rolling out the first BB 6 device as the Torch 9800 with both a full touchscreen interface and QWERTY front facing keyboard. The 3.2 inch capacitive display slides down over the top of the hardware QWERTY keyboard so you get the best of both worlds in a single device with several software improvements.

August 10, 2010 by in BlackBerry

Image Gallery: A walk through the BlackBerry App World

Image Gallery: A walk through the BlackBerry App World

RIM launched their BlackBerry App World onboard application store at CTIA on 1 April 2009. The App World application lets you purchase and download applications to your supported RIM BlackBerry device. Apps can be free (30% were at launch) or priced from US$2.99 and up. You can read reviews, download some trials, view screenshots, and provide feedback for the applications.

March 31, 2009 by in BlackBerry

RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Bold and a $150 million development fund

RIM officially announces the BlackBerry Bold and a $150 million development fund

There have been rumors of a new BlackBerry design, often labeled the BlackBerry 9000 series, and today RIM posted the official announcement of the BlackBerry Bold smartphone that will be coming this Summer to a carrier near you. RIM also announced a US$150 million mobile applications and services development fund similar to what Apple has done with its developer fund a few months ago. RIM is serious about the smartphone market and isn't about to give up to Apple, Microsoft, or Nokia anytime soon.

May 11, 2008 by in BlackBerry

BlackBerry Storm video and Verizon Q&A posted

BlackBerry Storm video and Verizon Q&A posted

As we have seen in recent analyst reports, RIM's marketshare is increasing as they continue to support and promote consumer-focused features like video capture, enjoyable web browsing, and style. RIM is now getting closer and closer to launching their first ever touch screen-enabled device, the BlackBerry Storm, and CrackBerry.com has the latest news on this device that appears to be coming soon to Verizon.

September 16, 2008 by in BlackBerry

CTIA 09: Hands-on walk through BlackBerry App World, 30% of apps are free

CTIA 09: Hands-on walk through BlackBerry App World, 30% of apps are free

We knew the BlackBerry App World launch was coming soon and rumors had it for 1 April. While in a conversation with fellow writers at the Showstoppers event an email appeared on my phone that the BlackBerry App World was available and ready for installation. I pulled out the RIM BlackBerry Curve 8900 and quickly installed the new application suite to give it a run through. Check out several screenshots in my image gallery and the video below, as well as my more in depth thoughts on this new application store.

March 31, 2009 by in BlackBerry

BlackBerry Pearl coming to T-Mobile USA next week

BlackBerry Pearl coming to T-Mobile USA next week

The rumors were spot on in predicting this latest device from RIM. T-Mobile may not have the latest and greatest Windows Mobile devices, but they do seem to be the first to get the newest RIM BlackBerry devices. This slim model looks great and I can't wait to try one in person.

September 6, 2006 by in BlackBerry

RIM seems to have found the black Pearl

RIM seems to have found the black Pearl

RIM will be announcing a new device with multimedia capabilities and an integrated camera in the next month or so. Will this convince BlackBerry fans to stay with this platform or will the power of Windows Mobile and S60 sway them to a new device operating system?

August 9, 2006 by in BlackBerry