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 BlackBerry App World 3.0

Hands-on with BlackBerry App World 3.0

RIM released their latest App World 3.0 software store for BlackBerry smartphones. As you can see in these screenshots, the UI has gotten a major refresh with additional functions. You can also see there are a number of applications in App World and BlackBerry devices really don't lack many key apps.

September 6, 2011 by in Mobile OS

Image Gallery: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 on the Google Nexus One

Image Gallery: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 on the Google Nexus One

Google just announced the next version of the Android operating system, version 2.2 (aka Froyo), and the update started rolling out for Nexus One owners this weekend. In this video you can see some of the improvements in Froyo and Flash-based websites. Gaming sites worked surprisingly well and even though the Flash Player is in beta it is still a decent performer.

May 23, 2010 by in Mobile OS

Image Gallery: Hands-on with the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Image Gallery: Hands-on with the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

T-Mobile was the first carrier in the US to launch a Google Android device with the T-Mobile G1. HTC and T-Mobile partnered up again to release the myTouch 3G Slide with a similar form factor. The Slide has some high end specifications and functionality, but still is more of a mid-tier device when you look at high end devices like the Google Nexus One.

May 23, 2010 by in Mobile OS

Image Gallery: The HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile device

Image Gallery: The HTC HD2 is the best Windows Mobile device

There hasn't been a lot of excitement in the Windows Mobile space for quite some time, but the HTC HD2 pushes the limits of the OS with a capacitive display, multi-touch support, Windows Mobile 6.5 improvements and more. The device's main distinguishing feature is the large 4.3 inch 800x480 pixel resolution display and slim form factor.

November 25, 2009 by in Mobile OS

Image Gallery: Palm Treo Pro Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device

Image Gallery: Palm Treo Pro Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device

Palm just recently launched the Treo 800w touch-screen Windows Mobile 6.1 device, but quickly follows it up with the Treo Pro that has a definite HTC look and feel. This is the slimmest Treo yet and still includes WiFi, Bluetooth, HSDPA, GPS, and a large capacity battery. Can Palm continue to survive with devices like the Treo Pro? Take a look at these photos and check out my review to help you make a decision.

August 26, 2008 by in Mobile OS