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: A look at the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition Android smartphone

Image Gallery: A look at the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition Android smartphone

T-Mobile launched the myTouch 3G as its second Google Android device in early 2009 and it was a sleek, solid device. The Fender Limited Edition improves a bit with a standard 3.5mm headset jack, double the memory for application storage, and large capacity 16GB microSD card. There are a few music focused applications, along with free songs from popular artists, in a device with Fender guitar sunburst highlights.

February 2, 2010 by in Smartphones

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Top 10 smartphones

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Top 10 smartphones

The beginning of the year always starts with a bang with smartphones being revealed at CES, Mobile World Congress and CTIA. I created a preliminary top 10 smartphones list in March and now that we have all the major anticipated announcements for the year I thought it was fitting to post my top 10 smartphones for the year 2011. Many of the phones I had on that list are present in this new list, but now that I have had hands-on time with some my perspective has changed. Some have yet to be released, but should be coming before the holidays so I included them as well.

October 27, 2011 by in Smartphones

Image Gallery: AT&T Palm Centro

Image Gallery: AT&T Palm Centro

AT&T just released the Palm Centro GSM Palm OS device. The Sprint Palm Centro was released a few months ago and is quite popular. For US$99, the Palm Centro is a very capable smartphone that appeals to those looking for a good text messaging and communications device.

February 17, 2008 by in Smartphones

Image Gallery: First thoughts on the Nokia N85 North American version

Image Gallery: First thoughts on the Nokia N85 North American version

The Nokia N85 is the first Nseries device to use an OLED display and it looks FANTASTIC. The N85 may be one of the best Nokia S60 devices and should replace the N95 as the most popular Nokia device in 2009. All I needed to see to convince me to purchase the device was the OLED display, but there is a ton more packed into the device too. Take a look at several photos of the device as I start working on my full review.

January 1, 2009 by in Smartphones

Image Gallery: First impressions of the Nokia N96-1

Image Gallery: First impressions of the Nokia N96-1

The Nokia N96 is the new flagship product for the Nseries line that is the successor to the wildly popular N95. The N96 brings a large 2.8 inch display with impressive memory options that includes 16GB of flash and a microSD slot that currently supports up to 32GB. The device is built for multimedia with its 5 megapixel camera, dual LEDs, and integrated DVB-H wireless TV receiver. Other wireless options include HSDPA/UMTS, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth.

October 4, 2008 by in Smartphones

Image Gallery: Verizon HTC DROID Incredible; Functions and Applications

Image Gallery: Verizon HTC DROID Incredible; Functions and Applications

The HTC DROID Incredible is getting quite a few people excited about the next Google Android device on Verizon Wireless and in this image gallery we present a much closer look at functions and applications. Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is supported quite well and we present screenshots of this, along with the text input options, document viewer, Skype Mobile, and NFL Mobile.

April 21, 2010 by in Smartphones

Image Gallery: Sprint Palm Centro

Image Gallery: Sprint Palm Centro

Sprint and Palm just recently launched the Palm Centro at a low price of US$99 after service activation and rebates. The Palm Centro offers a Treo-like smartphone in a much smaller package while still retaining many of the same features.

October 23, 2007 by in Smartphones