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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Mobile software Monday: Opera Mobile 9.5

Mobile software Monday: Opera Mobile 9.5

One of the primary functions I perform on my mobile devices is web browsing, but until now there have always been limitations with these browsers. The iPhone had the best current browser for strictly browsing, but didn't allow you to do much else (copy, paste, save, etc.) so it was limited for my use. We are seeing more powerful browsers than ever before though so things are getting interesting. Windows Mobile's default Pocket Internet Explorer/Internet Explorer Mobile is a rather outdated web browser and is quite limiting on Windows Mobile devices. There is a new version coming later in 2008 that will provide real Internet Explorer 6 functionality. However, until that time users who want a great browsing experience will have to look elsewhere. I was given a new HTC Advantage X7510 device that came with the Opera Mobile 9.5 browser preloaded in the ROM. Opera announced Opera Mobile 9.5 back in February and we have all been waiting anxiously for its release. It is still not available for download, but is coming out on some mobile devices. After using Opera Mobile 9.5 for several days on the HTC Advantage, I have to say it is the new standard for web browsing on a mobile device and the large VGA display on the Advantage helps make that experience even better.

May 18, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Phone and WM 6.5 wrap up

Windows Phone and WM 6.5 wrap up

As you all know, yesterday was Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Phone day. Mobility Site posted links to several articles on Windows Mobile 6.5 that you should check out. Microsoft is launching quite a campaign around the Windows Phone brand and Windows Mobile 6.5 and as stated in their press release they expect their hardware partners to deliver more than 30 phone models in 20 countries over the next three months.

October 6, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: 90 images of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Image Gallery: 90 images of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview

Microsoft reached a major milestone with development of Windows Phone 7 and has devices loaded with the Technical Preview that will be sent to thousands of developers. We have one of these in hand and it is performing near flawlessly at this time, which is a good sign of things to come from Microsoft as they get back in the game. Windows Phone 7 has a rather unique user interface and is designed to help you work better without focusing on the individual application approach seen on the iPhone. Check out the 8 page article and 6 videos that go with this image gallery, Definitive Guide to the Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview.

July 18, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots

Image Gallery: Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots

Microsoft announced Windows Mobile 6.5 at Mobile World Congress 2009 and this gallery includes a few screenshots of the operating system update. The focus is on the user interface and making it more finger friendly, at least on the top couple of layers. Manufacturers have been adding these types of interfaces for some time now and Microsoft is now taking it to an OS level. Most of the updates appear to bring what we see already in WM 6.1 on non-touch screens to the touch screen devices.

February 15, 2009 by in Enterprise Software