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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Run the Palm OS on your Nokia Internet Tablet

Run the Palm OS on your Nokia Internet Tablet

We all know that Palm OS 5 (aka Garnet) is getting a bit ancient in terms of mobile technology given that it was released back in 2002. However, there are still some applications from the thousands available for the Palm OS that many of us like to run, yet we want to also have the latest and greatest hardware. There are a couple of ways you can have the latest in mobile tech hardware and still run Palm OS applications. There is StyleTap for Windows Mobile devices (and soon for Symbian devices too) and now the Garnet Virtual Machine for Nokia Nseries Internet Tablets (including the 770, N800, and N810).

November 12, 2007 by in Laptops

Samsung Galaxy Tab kickstand case roundup

Samsung Galaxy Tab kickstand case roundup

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the most popular Android tablet that is available on all four major US wireless carriers. In this gallery, with accompanying article and video, you can see three carrying cases with the ability to prop up the device for viewing video content and using an external keyboard.

December 19, 2010 by in Laptops

Keep dreaming and hoping, we won't see an Apple tablet anytime soon

Keep dreaming and hoping, we won't see an Apple tablet anytime soon

Right at the end of 2008, Michael Arrington posted some info from his sources on a rumored large form Apple iPod touch/table for sometime in 2009. There is now some information available on an Apple patent for a large display device. Even with these pieces of information and hopes of the Apple faithful, I am highly skeptical of Apple ever releasing an Apple tablet/large display iPod. The iPod touch is already priced at $299 and $399 and the original iPhone (unsubsidized) was priced at US$599 so an Apple tablet would easily be priced at $700+ I am sure. In today's economy that is an unreasonable figure when small form notebooks with actual keyboards can be used to do the same thing for $300.

February 3, 2009 by in Laptops

Review: Waterfield Designs MSI Wind Sleevecase and T-Mobile G1 Ultrasuede Slipcase

Review: Waterfield Designs MSI Wind Sleevecase and T-Mobile G1 Ultrasuede Slipcase

One of the most important accessories for your mobile gear is a good bag and case. I've been using a Waterfield Designs bag for over 2 years and even though I use it every single day it still looks almost the same as the day I picked it up. I now have a couple Waterfield Designs sleeve cases that I use with my MacBook Pro and Celio REDFLY or Amazon Kindle. My current mobile PC is the MSI Wind (just loaded it up with Windows 7) and I was excited when Waterfield sent me one of these to try out. I was also sent a simple T-Mobile G1 felt slip case and offer some thoughts on it below. You can check out my image gallery that shows both cases in use with my MSI Wind and T-Mobile G1.

January 18, 2009 by in Laptops