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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2011 iPad Office Apps Showdown

2011 iPad Office Apps Showdown

The Apple iPad is a great for having fun and being entertained, but it also functions very well as a mobile work platform. This year we are looking at the 6 best Office apps/suites. Since there are no trials available we present you with over 100 screenshots and an extensive article, including summary tables, to help you make the most informed decision for your needs.

June 22, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: The Nokia E75 is a rock solid messaging tool

Image Gallery: The Nokia E75 is a rock solid messaging tool

The Nokia Eseries devices have a reputation for rock solid construction available for a reasonable price. Messaging is the main focus of the Eseries as they are targeted to enterprise customers who need business application support. The E75 brings the latest Nokia Messaging software to the S60 platform in a new dual design form factor that provides you with both excellent phone and messaging experiences.

April 7, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: Spb Software House's Traveler 2 Windows Mobile application

Image Gallery: Spb Software House's Traveler 2 Windows Mobile application

Spb Software House released an update to their mobile travel product as Spb Traveler 2.0. The software serves as a travel assistant with a flight search engine powered by OAG, an animated 3D Globe with real satellite image of the sky, a Geo Game for fun and learning and tools and information such as world time and global weather service, tip calculator and multilanguage phrase book, as well as currency, unit, and clothing size converters. Spb Traveler 2.0 is based on Spb Mobile Shell and is quite responsive and functional.

November 16, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: A look at the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on Verizon Wireless

Image Gallery: A look at the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus on Verizon Wireless

This review is one of the hardest I had to write because I have a long history with Palm devices (started using them in 1997) and I had high hopes for their new WebOS operating system after they blew us all away at CES 2009. I actually stood in line and bought my own Sprint Palm Pre last summer and posted some thoughts on it at that time. There have been several software updates since last year and at CES 2010 Palm announced the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus launching on Verizon Wireless with the ability for the Pre Plus to act as a MiFi and share out wireless Internet. Palm sent me a device to try out for a couple of weeks and I am glad they did because they saved me a ton of money since I was considering a switch from my Verizon MiFi to the Pre Plus.

February 28, 2010 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: Windows Mobile 6.5 disappoints with lack of customization and stylus requirement

Image Gallery: Windows Mobile 6.5 disappoints with lack of customization and stylus requirement

I had high hopes for Windows Mobile 6.5 to at least provide a better touch experience, but it only does so on a basic level. We now see no customization support in the Start menu or Today screen and an overall lack of consistency across the platform. Windows Mobile needs major work and I am not sure people are willing to wait until the end of 2010 for Windows Mobile 7.

October 5, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Image Gallery: Opera Mobile 9.5

Image Gallery: Opera Mobile 9.5

Opera Mobile 9.5 was announced back in February 2008, but has yet to appear for download. It is just starting to make its way onto new Windows Mobile devices and the HTC Advantage X7510 (2nd generation) comes with Opera Mobile 9.5 integrated into the ROM. This mobile web browser is outstanding and provides more functionality than the rather revolutionary Apple iPhone browser.

May 18, 2008 by in Enterprise Software