Matthew Miller

Contributor

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.

Latest from Matthew Miller

Show search filters
Is the HTC Advantage the Ultimate UMPC?

Is the HTC Advantage the Ultimate UMPC?

I wrote up a rather detailed review of the HTC Advantage back in August 2007 and since that time I have continued to discover how powerful of a device the Advantage really is or can be made to be with 3rd party software applications. I have been thinking about picking up an ultra portable device like the Fujitsu U810 or Samsung Q1 Ultra, but then I find articles like Steve Laser's take on the HTC Advantage that inspire me to evaluate whether the Advantage already meets any function that an ultra portable may provide.

January 27, 2008 by in Tablets

The Lenovo X300 is a true road warrior device

The Lenovo X300 is a true road warrior device

I just recently purchased a super compact Fujitsu U810 UMPC (my review is under development right now) because my personal gadget budget had a cap of US$1000. However, for those of you in the enterprise looking for a serious road warrior device that is high portable and has everything, but the kitchen sink then you may want to check out the newly announced Lenovo X300 notbeook that is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad ever.

February 25, 2008 by in Tablets

MobileTechRoundup #119, HTC Touch Dual, WiBrain UMPC, and Dell Tablet PC

MobileTechRoundup #119, HTC Touch Dual, WiBrain UMPC, and Dell Tablet PC

James, Kevin, and I recorded MobileTechRoundup show #119 just before Christmas and talked about the HTC Touch Dual, usage of the HTC Advantage on the go, the WiBrain UMPC that Kevin is evaluating, the Dell Latitude Tablet PC, and the OS 2008 update for the Nokia N800. We had a couple pieces of freeware we talked about as well that you may want to try out. We'll have one more show before we try to record again at CES in Vegas in January so stay tuned for that final 2007 episode.

December 26, 2007 by in Tablets

Skype Lite now available for more mobile devices, including the E71

Skype Lite now available for more mobile devices, including the E71

I've used multiple clients, like fring, on my S60 devices to try to connect to Skype. I was very pleased when Jason Harris, Techcraver, posted on Twitter about an official Skype Lite version for S60 devices. You can visit the Skype website to find the application and load it on your S60 device. You can also visit skype.com/m in your mobile browser to download and install the application on your device.

December 9, 2008 by in Tablets

Review: HAVA Platinum HD lets you watch TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet, S60 or WM device

Review: HAVA Platinum HD lets you watch TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet, S60 or WM device

I've been using a Slingbox since they were first launched a few years ago and have used all of the mobile clients to watch my TV content on the road. I still have my Slingbox Classic and use it on my S60 and Windows Mobile devices from time to time. Once I saw that Monsoon Multimedia had a place shifting device that supported a Nokia Internet Tablet I knew I had to give it a try. I was sent a HAVA Platinum HD to try out and have to say I was very pleased with its performance and functionality. I especially like that there are FREE mobile clients for the Nokia Internet Tablet devices, Windows Mobile devices, and S60 devices (currently in beta). I posted product photos and mobile client screenshots in my new image gallery. Read below to find out what other functionality is a part of the HAVA that I haven't seen in my Slingbox.

October 6, 2008 by in Tablets