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 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.

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Hands-on with the Nokia N9 MeeGo device

Hands-on with the Nokia N9 MeeGo device

Nokia's first, and likely last, MeeGo powered device is now shipping outside the United States to select countries. The hardware is beautiful and the OS is powerful, but there may be very few people that get to experience such a good device.

October 12, 2011 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: A look at the Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device after two months of use

Image Gallery: A look at the Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device after two months of use

The Nokia N900 is now available from various US retailers and after two full months of using a loaner device I just purchased my own. This latest Linux-based device has a new version of the Maemo OS and integrates a cellular radio. You will find some aspects of S60 in the N900, along with a rather unique user interface and extremely powerful Mozilla-based web browser. Apps are still early in development, but with the browser you can do most everything you need to do with dedicated apps.

December 22, 2009 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: A look at the Samsung Intrepid Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Image Gallery: A look at the Samsung Intrepid Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Windows Mobile 6.5 was just recently announced and with that announcement came the launch of several devices running the latest operating system. The Samsung Intrepid is a touchscreen device with a forward facing QWERTY keyboard, similar to a BlackBerry device. The device supports Sprint's 3.5G EV-DO network, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and various services. A 3.2 megapixel camera is also included.

October 19, 2009 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: A walk around the Microsoft Zune HD

Image Gallery: A walk around the Microsoft Zune HD

Microsoft's latest generation Zune is arguably the greatest with multi-touch support, fast processor, slim form factor, and overall UI improvements. The 32GB Zune HD is now available to purchase for just under $300 and if you are looking for a powerful portable media center then this may be one to consider. The Zune Pass is a great deal for $15 per month where you get to select 10 songs to purchase, download, and keep forever while listening to millions of other songs as much as you want.

September 15, 2009 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: First look at the HTC Touch Pro2

Image Gallery: First look at the HTC Touch Pro2

HTC continues to develop slider form factor Windows Mobile touch screen devices for the mobile professional who needs it all. The device packs in all the latest wireless features, a solid QWERTY keyboard, and much more in a rather large package. This device will also be upgradeable to Windows Mobile 6.5, but HTC made some of their own improvements as well that take it to the next level.

May 31, 2009 by in Microsoft

Image Gallery: Quickoffice brings Office document support to the iPhone

Image Gallery: Quickoffice brings Office document support to the iPhone

Quickoffice has been around for years and is the default Office suite found on Nokia S60 devices. They too this expertise and created a functional iPhone client. The current version does has a few issues that should be fixed with a future update, but it is worth the $20 if you need to work with Office documents on your iPhone device. They now have clients for Palm, BlackBerry, and Android devices too.

April 18, 2009 by in Microsoft