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 is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of 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 Nokia Lumia 830, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, BlackBerry Passport, Sony Xperia Z3, Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and many more, along with tons of 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 eBay or Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a 30-day loaner basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer. If any are provided as “long term loaner units” this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.

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T-Mobile USA announces myTouch 3G Android device

T-Mobile USA announces myTouch 3G Android device

I thoroughly enjoy using my T-Mobile G1 Google Android device on the T-Mobile network (see my full review) and find the keyboard to be a fantastic mobile QWERTY keyboard. I was pleased to hear T-Mobile USA announce early this morning that the second Google Android device will be coming to the network in July. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G does not have a QWERTY keyboard, but it does have an upgraded interface and some additional features over the T-Mobile G1. This is the T-Mobile USA branded HTC Magic device. The myTouch 3G also will be available in three colors; black, white, and merlot.

June 22, 2009 by in Mobility

Carrier strength drives smartphone selections

Carrier strength drives smartphone selections

Jason Hiner earlier posted on his buying decision between the iPhone 3G S and Palm Pre and as this blockbuster smartphone Summer kicks off I imagine that many prospective buyers will be looking at the available choices. Fellow MoTR podcast co-host James Kendrick actually owns the flagship device from each of the four major US wireless carriers and posted his thoughts on which phone/carrier combo would he choose that I think you should also check out as you look for a new smartphone. I'll offer my opinion as well since I have tried these devices and carriers as well. As you will see the choice for each personal is highly dependent on their carrier signal strength and performance in the location where they live and work.

June 22, 2009 by in Mobility

Work by phone: 11 best smartphones for business users

Work by phone: 11 best smartphones for business users

Looking to buy a new smartphone? Here are the best options -- if you consider yourself a business user. These devices stand up in the workplace because they'll either get you through a full day, offer superior communications features, or come with smart security enhancements designed for the enterprise.

August 27, 2018 by in Mobility

MobileTechRoundup show #184, Holding out for a Hero

MobileTechRoundup show #184, Holding out for a Hero

Last week we spent the entire show talking about Windows Mobile and we did not start recording MobileTechRoundup show #184 with the intent to again focus on just one topic, but the Sprint HTC Hero that James and I are playing with is an amazing device and Kevin, James, and I just couldn't get off the topic. One thing I mentioned was the Exchange experience and I posted an article on this functionality just a short while ago. The Hero is a compelling device and if there was one on T-Mobile USA I would be all over it right now.

October 2, 2009 by in Mobility

T-Mobile Samsung Behold II will be powered by Google Android

T-Mobile Samsung Behold II will be powered by Google Android

You may have seen my review of the Samsung Behold feature phone last December. I received an email from my T-Mobile contact today announcing the Samsung Behold II (SGH-t939) and I almost discarded it as just another update to a good feature phone. However, as I read down further in the press release I quickly noticed that this isn't just a feature phone update, but a whole new device powered by the Google Android operating system. Yes, the Samsung Behold II is a Google Android device and this will be the fourth Android device available from T-Mobile with the T-Mobile G1, myTouch 3G, and Motorola CLIQ rounding out the lineup.

October 4, 2009 by in Mobility