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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Nokia N78 North American version now available

Nokia N78 North American version now available

I have been checking out the European version of the Nokia N78 and am quite impressed with the device. I recieved a note that the North American 3G-enabled version of the N78 is now available at the Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago or via other retailers shown on the Nseries website for a retail price of US$560. It doesn't yet appear on the Nokia USA website for online purchase so that will keep me from running out and buying one right now.

June 24, 2008 by in Developer

Where is the excitement and buzz for the Android Market?

Where is the excitement and buzz for the Android Market?

I pop my T-Mobile SIM card into my T-Mobile G1 about once a week to see if there is anything interesting going on in the Android Market and I have to say there is not much that really excites me after almost 6 months of using the device. One of the reasons I purchased my G1 was because of the speculation and hype that the "open" nature of the Android OS would have developers churning out applications and taking the device to the next level. There were some excellent free applications available at or soon after launch, such as ShopSavvy, imeem Music, Bonsai Blast, PacMan, and The Weather Channel with the hope that priced applications would bring even more goodness to the platform. I personally have a few reasons that I have been hesitant to purchase applications from the Android Market and am curious if other G1 owners feel the same.

March 18, 2009 by in Developer

Mobile software Monday: 11 3rd party applications from the Android Market

Mobile software Monday: 11 3rd party applications from the Android Market

The T-Mobile G1 is showing up in the hands of those who pre-ordered one this week (mine is schedule for Tuesday arrival) and I have been seeing new applications appearing in the Android Market almost daily on my review unit. There are still a very limited number of games and I think only one or two were added since I started my review. I loaded up eleven applications (a couple of these just appeared yesterday) and took the below video of eight applications in action on the G1. I covered the Video Player in my full review since that was really an application that should have been included by T-Mobile and Google. As I stated in my full review you only get 128MB of onboard storage to load up applications and you cannot currently load them on the microSD card. With the eleven applications I tried, I only had 34MB of remaining memory. However, in looking at the space allocation settings it looks like your data is stored in this area too so if you have a ton of contacts and lots of calendar entries your space may fill up faster.

October 19, 2008 by in Developer

Intel Atom Developer's Program beta SDK now available

Intel Atom Developer's Program beta SDK now available

I have a MSI Wind loaded up with Windows 7 Ultimate and find it to be a very good mobile solution that gives me good battery life and is easy to carry in my bag. I may actually sell it soon and pick up a Nokia Booklet 3G, especially after reading Michael's four reasons to buy one. There have been arguments for and against the netbook idea, but it is hard to argue that they are not successful with forecasts predicting more than 50 million Intel-based units may be sold by the end of this year. Intel recognizes the netbooks are here to stay and to foster that adoption they announced that developers can submit applications created with the help of the Intel Atom Developer's Program SDK.

December 2, 2009 by in Developer

Eye-Fi and Evernote partner to give you big discounts

Eye-Fi and Evernote partner to give you big discounts

I've mentioned my fondness of Evernote several times in the past (just need a S60 client soon) and read over on MobileDevicesToday that they have partnered with the winners of the CES Last Gadget Standing competition, EyeFi, for some great offers. As you can read over on the Evernote blog you can now purchase the three current EyeFi models at a significant discount through the Evernote page.

February 5, 2009 by in Developer

CTIA 09: Microsoft announces Marketplace partners, removes application update charges

CTIA 09: Microsoft announces Marketplace partners, removes application update charges

To kick off the CTIA news, Microsoft announced some official support for Windows phones as well as a change in policy, for the better, in regards to developers and the Windows Marketplace. The policy for developers to be charged for updates after the seven-day window has been updated and developers will be able to make updates to their applications throughout the application lifecycle with no additional charges. It is great to see Microsoft listening and responding quickly to feedback from the community.

March 30, 2009 by in Developer

Image Gallery: S60 Summit 2007

Image Gallery: S60 Summit 2007

The 2nd Annual S60 Summit was held in Madrid, Spain this week. The event consisted of a full day of seminar topics and an expo packed with mobile application developers, service providers, and Nokia employees showing off future S60 features.

April 29, 2007 by in Developer