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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Verizon's Samsung SCH-i760 includes a touch screen with unique keypad design

Verizon's Samsung SCH-i760 includes a touch screen with unique keypad design

I had a chance to hold the Samsung SCH-i760 at CES 2007 in January, but there was no battery in the device to try it out. Now, 10 months later Verizon Wireless announced that the device will be available for US$349.99 after a US$50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract starting tomorrow. The Samsung SCH-i760 is a Windows Mobile Professional (touch screen Phone Edition) device with an unique dial pad on the front and a full QWERTY keyboard accessed via a slider.

October 18, 2007 by in Samsung

Microsoft "officially" announces Windows Mobile 6

Microsoft "officially" announces Windows Mobile 6

Microsoft was forced to unveil their new operating system, Windows Mobile 6.0, last week due to a breach of NDA by a media source and today they posted the "official" press release. A couple of exciting bits of news that can be found in the press release that were not revealed last week are that future T-Mobile Dash devices in the U.S. will come with Windows Mobile 6 and existing owners like myself will be able to upgrade our devices to Windows Mobile 6, Orange will deliver the SPV E650, and SoftBank Mobile Corp will offer new devices from Toshiba and HTC in mid-2007. Yes, that's right it looks like Toshiba is coming back to the world of Windows Mobile and hopefully we'll see more details about the hardware soon. Look for lots of hardware details soon from 3GSM in Spain.The first Windows Mobile 6 hardware revealed at 3GSM is the Samsung SCH-i760 and a couple photos are included in this post. I saw this unique Windows Mobile 6 Professional device at CES, yet it did not have a battery so I didn't get to see it in action. The Samsung SCH-i760 has an original phone keypad with an offset directional pad on the bottom left with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

February 11, 2007 by in Samsung

MobileTechRoundup show #69, the UMPC show

MobileTechRoundup show #69, the UMPC show

All three MobileTechRoundup hosts now own Samsung Q1 UMPC devices and this show tended to focus on the UMPC platform. We happened to receive a couple of emails regarding the Q1 as well so if you want to hear us chat about the small form factor slate Tablet PC, go on over and download the show.

September 23, 2006 by in Samsung

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

While the Samsung Q1 UMPC only has a 900 MHz processor and 1GB RAM, Kevin Tofel has been able to get Vista running on it quite well with only a couple of limitations. If you want to try this out, create a partition first and test it before leaping into a full install.

October 13, 2006 by in Samsung

Did marketing doom the UMPC?

Did marketing doom the UMPC?

UMPC devices are full blown Windows computers in a small slate form factor and can be a valuable tool for mobile workers. James talks about the poor marketing strategy and why people may want to consider one anyway. If you have any interest in portable computers then check out the article and see if a UMPC is for you.

December 21, 2006 by in Samsung

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

I meant to post the winner of my Samsung SGH-i320 giveaway first thing this morning, but I just came back from a trip to Hawaii with a severely painful outer ear infection that made my head explode with swelling and pain to an extremely high degree. I just got back from the doctor and obtained some good pain meds and antibiotics and used a random number picker to select from the 201 qualified entries.

October 31, 2006 by in Samsung

MobileTechRoundup show #77

MobileTechRoundup show #77

Why did the three MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts choose their Samsung Q1 UMPC devices and is this the choice for you? There was also some chat about mobile software and the upcoming Zune device.

November 13, 2006 by in Samsung

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

There are still only a few select UMPC models available and only one that is easily found in retail stores. One enthusiast was able to get both a Samsung Q1 and TabletKiosk eo 7110 and compare them side-by-side. TabletKiosk also has two upcoming Road Shows where you can get some hands-on time with their devices so if you are in the Orlando or Houston area in November check them out.

October 20, 2006 by in Samsung