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: M-Edge Executive Leather Case and e-Luminator for Amazon Kindle

Image Gallery: M-Edge Executive Leather Case and e-Luminator for Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle comes with decent black leather case, but it doesn't do a very good job of holding the device securely in place when the front flap is opened. There is also no backlighting on the Kindle so you need good lighting to read with the device. M-Edge has two solutions that integrate with each other to address both of these issues and I was pleased to finally find such an elegant solution.

January 18, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: A walk around the AT&T HTC Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Image Gallery: A walk around the AT&T HTC Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 device

The HTC Pure from AT&T is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 device launched on a US wireless carrier. This is an AT&T branded HTC Touch Diamond2 loaded up with plenty of AT&T bloatware in a sleek form factor at a nice price of $150 after rebate and contract. The device performed quite well with lots of apps running and may be what some people are looking for in a touch screen device.

October 5, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: RIM BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Headset

Image Gallery: RIM BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Headset

When you think of RIM products you think of their BlackBerry phones. While at CTIA a couple of months ago, I learned that there are also several BlackBerry branded accessories designed to work with your RIM BlackBerry devices. I had the chance to chat with a product manager for a few audio accessories and am really looking forward to seeing the BlackBerry Bluetooth Visor Mount Speakerphone. In the meantime, I was sent a BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Headset to test out with a Curve 8900. This headset allows you to both listen to tunes and hold calls with your BlackBerry.

May 12, 2009 by in Hardware

B&N Nook ebook reader revolutionizes the ebook world with sharing between friends and more

B&N Nook ebook reader revolutionizes the ebook world with sharing between friends and more

Rachel posted about the leaked details of the Nook and then I found that Engadget posted the full press release. After reading way down in the details and FAQs I saw that the Nook supports the EPUB format so will work with local library ebooks so I just pre-ordered mine for $259. If you go to the pre-order page you can see all the details on this pretty amazing ebook reader that has me quite excited.

October 20, 2009 by in Hardware