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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Image Gallery: M-Edge Executive Leather Case and e-Luminator for Amazon Kindle

Image Gallery: M-Edge Executive Leather Case and e-Luminator for Amazon Kindle

The Amazon Kindle comes with decent black leather case, but it doesn't do a very good job of holding the device securely in place when the front flap is opened. There is also no backlighting on the Kindle so you need good lighting to read with the device. M-Edge has two solutions that integrate with each other to address both of these issues and I was pleased to finally find such an elegant solution.

January 18, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: A walk around the AT&T HTC Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 device

Image Gallery: A walk around the AT&T HTC Pure Windows Mobile 6.5 device

The HTC Pure from AT&T is the first Windows Mobile 6.5 device launched on a US wireless carrier. This is an AT&T branded HTC Touch Diamond2 loaded up with plenty of AT&T bloatware in a sleek form factor at a nice price of $150 after rebate and contract. The device performed quite well with lots of apps running and may be what some people are looking for in a touch screen device.

October 5, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: Amazon's Kindle 2 has several improvements to lead the ebook reader field

Image Gallery: Amazon's Kindle 2 has several improvements to lead the ebook reader field

The Amazon Kindle 2 was recently announced and is now shipping to consumers with a sleek new form factor and some other hardware improvements to make it the most compelling ebook reader on the market. The Whispernet wireless service and on-device Amazon store front set the device apart from the rest of the pack, but there are even more subtle improvements that make this $359 device a must have for book fans and gadget geeks.

February 25, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: Hands on with the Samsung OMNIA HD, Nokia E75, N86, HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap

Image Gallery: Hands on with the Samsung OMNIA HD, Nokia E75, N86, HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Snap

The Samsung OMNIA HD has a beautiful 3.7 inch AMOLED display. The Nokia E75 has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard in a compact package while the N86 takes the dual slider form factor to the next level. The HTC Snap was announced at CTIA 2009 and is the true successor to the HTC Excalibur/T-Mobile Dash. The keyboard is fantastic and the device feels great in your hand. The HTC Touch Pro2 is the latest full QWERTY keyboard device with an amazing display and some excellent features that make it a very compelling device for the power user.

April 2, 2009 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: First impressions of the Samsung OMNIA WM 6.1 Pro device

Image Gallery: First impressions of the Samsung OMNIA WM 6.1 Pro device

HTC kicked off the customization of Windows Mobile to a new level with the HTC Touch Diamond and now Samsung looks to throw their hat in the ring with the Samsung OMNIA (SGH-i900). The OMNIA brings a large display and a 5 megapixel to Windows Mobile that finally lets WM compete with Nokia in the camera phone department. Check out some unboxing and device images for the OMNIA I purchased in Singapore.

September 1, 2008 by in Hardware