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 hundreds of devices running Palm, Linux, Symbian, Newton, BlackBerry, iOS, Android, webOS, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone operating systems. His current collection includes a Galaxy Z Fold 3, COROS Vertix 2, Garmin Fenix 945 LTE, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, and many more, along with classic devices like the Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 and Sony CLIE UX50. Matthew can be found on various social networks 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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HTC Touch Diamond to pass 1 million mark in August, rumors of US CDMA models surface

HTC Touch Diamond to pass 1 million mark in August, rumors of US CDMA models surface

The HTC Touch Diamond is an outstanding Windows Mobile device and according to an article on Into Mobile HTC will reach the one million device mark by mid-August with plans to ship two million units this year. The one million mark is a nice achievement, especially considering the device is not yet available in the U.S. and has had a limited roll out so far. HTC sold one million original Touch devices in five months and it has only been since June when the Touch Diamond launched in select European countries.

August 6, 2008 by in Windows

Willcom D4 runs with an Intel Atom processor in a sleek form factor

Willcom D4 runs with an Intel Atom processor in a sleek form factor

I am a big fan of ultra portable devices and particularly enjoy using my Fujitsu U810 with long battery life. I just read about the Willcom D4 UMPC over on the CNET Asia Crave blog and have to say this looks like one impressive device. It is one of the first devices running with an Intel Atom processor. Akihabara News was able to get some hands-on time with the device and posted over 80 photos showing it off in all its glory.

April 14, 2008 by in Windows

Thanks Microsoft, I will now subscribe to the Zune Pass

Thanks Microsoft, I will now subscribe to the Zune Pass

Larry posted the news about the updated Zune Pass music subscription service and after checking out the press release in detail I am going to sign back up for the monthly service. Getting to keep some songs for my own collection each month was the kicker that pushed me over the edge because now there is some real tangible value from the service in case it ever ends.

November 19, 2008 by in Windows

Is Nokia working with the Zune team to support the Zune library?

Is Nokia working with the Zune team to support the Zune library?

There have been rumors floating around of a Zune phone and I personally am not that excited about such a device and wonder if many people really are. The latest rumors about the Zune and phones though does seem to make a bit of sense. Zunescene reported that Nokia iw working with the Zune team on integration of Zune Marketplace content. Nokia has a music store, but it is not available in the United States yet and I think if Nokia could get their devices to support the Zune Marketplace they would have a fairly well established library of music content that actually may help sell more Nokia devices in the U.S.

August 4, 2008 by in Windows

Documents to Go update supports Palm Desktop for Vista beta

Documents to Go update supports Palm Desktop for Vista beta

We talked about Palm Desktop support for Vista in MobileTechRoundup show #106 and I just received an email from DataViz announcing that Documents to Go 10.001 now supports the beta Palm Desktop for Vista. Documents to Go is an essential application for Treo and Palm device users who need to take and access their Office documents on the go so this was great news that comes closely on the heels of the Palm Desktop for Vista beta release. Documents to Go 10 also supports the Office 2007 file formats, as I mentioned back in April.

July 31, 2007 by in Windows

MobileTechRoundup show #89, Vista and driver updates

MobileTechRoundup show #89, Vista and driver updates

Vista was launched and MobileTechRoundup show #89 contains lots of discussion of this latest Micrsoft operating system. James, Kevin, and I are all installing Vista on our devices with James trying it on the Fujitsu P1610 and Kevin and I on the Samsung Q1 UMPC. Drivers are being released by many manufacturers, although Samsung hasn't released any for our Q1s yet so we have had to brute force a few aspects. Kevin is happy to have Sammy back and told his readers that Sammy is looking for a new home so contact Kevin if you are interested. EV-DO Rev. A is rolling out from Verizon as well and I am having good experiences with Sprint. Kevin is testing the Netgear SPH-101 Skype phone and it sounds good. Google Maps is available for free for Windows Mobile and Palm devices so make sure you download it now.

February 6, 2007 by in Windows

PhatWare PenCommander 2.0 supports Vista and adds more functionality

PhatWare PenCommander 2.0 supports Vista and adds more functionality

PenCommander 2.0 has been launched around the Vista release and includes support for Windows Vista, which is timely since I plan to put Vista on my Q1 this weekend. PenCommander 2.0 also includes an updated scripting engine to allow for new user-level functions and improved performance, new customizable user interface for Visual PenCommander, new PenCommander skins, ability to select a handwriting recognition engine (important if multiple languages are used), and the ability to make the input panel semi-transparent so you can work on applications with PenCommander sitting on the desktop. IMHO, a gesture/shorthand command application like this is essential for UMPC and Tablet PC users as it improves productivity and makes using the pen a much more enjoyable experience.

February 1, 2007 by in Windows

MobileTechRoundup show #70, Name my UMPC contest!

MobileTechRoundup show #70, Name my UMPC contest!

Listen here (MP3, 31MB, 34 minutes) Subscribe to the show with this link (RSS) In MobileTechRoundup show #70 James, Kevin and I talked a bit more about our Q1 UMPC experiences and decided that we are going to have a naming contest with some pretty decent prizes.

September 29, 2006 by in Windows

HTC is kicking off a North American campaign and holding a London event on May 6th

HTC is kicking off a North American campaign and holding a London event on May 6th

There is lots of speculation surrounding the special invite-only May 6th HTC event being held for 100 selected members of the press in London. Are we going to see a Google Android device, a new HTC form factor Windows Mobile device, or another iteration of an existing Windows Mobile device? Arne over at th::unwired posted a leaked photo submitted to Mobile Review that shows possibly two new HTC devices. HTC is also kicking off a new North American brand campaign to create more brand awareness of their excellent Windows Mobile products.

April 21, 2008 by in Windows