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: 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

Get Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for free on your Nokia N95

Get Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for free on your Nokia N95

I just read on Darla Mack's blog that Nokia updated the Download! content for US Nokia devices. A couple of the new applications you can download and install are Earthcomber and Sling Player Mobile for S60. I went into depth and showed a video of Sling Player Mobile on S60 devices and if you purchased a Nokia N95 in the U.S. you get this software application for free (US$29.99 value). It isn't clear if this has to be the new N95-3 or if purchasing the N95 from Nokia USA or other online vendors counts, but after my Sling Player Mobile trial ends I'll try it on the standard N95.

October 2, 2007 by in Developer

Forum Nokia developers actively support S60 devices

Forum Nokia developers actively support S60 devices

I am a big fan of the S60 platform and in particular the Nokia N95, Nokia N73 and N93 and one major differences between these devices and the iPhone is the huge 3rd party development community. Michael Tangeman, from The Pen Group sent along a loaner Nokia N80ie loaded with applications from Forum Nokia developers. The applications include fring, FlashWeather, PocketCaster, Project Gotham Racing Mobile, SCANBUY Shopper, and SCANBUY Media. Michael also included QuickOffice and I plan to post a thorough review of the latest version in the next couple of weeks. So take a look at my image gallery for application screenshots and read below for a bit more about each application.

July 1, 2007 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

The QuickOffice full Office suite is coming to the Google Android platform

The QuickOffice full Office suite is coming to the Google Android platform

One of the primary concerns I mentioned in my T-Mobile G1 Android first impressions was the embracing of the Google Android platform by developers. The key to the success of the Android and the G1 is not the hardware, but the software and the developers need to be there to enhance the entire experience. I mentioned needing an Office Suite for enterprise users to even consider using an Android device and just received word from my QuickOffice contact that they have been working on an Android-compatible product that is in the advanced stages of development and sent me an official statement.

September 24, 2008 by in Developer

Review: The Nokia E71 is a tough device to beat

Review: The Nokia E71 is a tough device to beat

It has been over 2 months since I wrote up my first impressions of the Nokia E71. At that time I was getting flooded with review and purchased devices such as the Palm Treo Pro, Samsung OMNIA, Touch Diamond, Treo 800w, MWg Zinc II, iPhone 3G and loads of applications with iPhone 2.0, Touch Diamond updates, and the iPAQ 910. Most of those devices are gone now, but the one that keeps earning the honor of carrying my AT&T SIM card is the Nokia E71. The fantastic hardware, valuable notifications on the standby screen, outstanding 3rd party application support, and form factor keep it in my pocket most of the time.

September 22, 2008 by in Developer

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Integrated PIM suites help improve efficiency

Applications that integrate your calendar, contacts, and tasks into a single user interface give you the power to optimize management of your personal data. Competing software exists for all the major mobile platforms and this results in constant improvements and increases in functionality for the end user. Give one of these integrated PIM suites a try and see how much more productive you can be every day.

July 24, 2006 by in Developer