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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The Samsung Q1 Ultra will be available starting at US$799

The Samsung Q1 Ultra will be available starting at US$799

It has been almost a year since I have had my Samsung Q1 UMPC and I have been thinking about selling it the last month or so. Now that the Samsung Q1 Ultra looks to be starting at US$799 my motivation for selling my Q1 is even greater. The longer battery life (minimum 4.5 hours as stated by Samsung), the higher resolution (1024x600) display, the QWERTY thumb keyboard interface, and more are enticing enough to me to drop the older Q1 that I paid US$300 more for a year ago. While US$799 more still be high for many people, it is a LOT less than the US$2,000 that the OQO Model 02 and other high end portable computers are selling for right now. I'll be checking the online retailers and ordering one soon.

May 7, 2007 by in Samsung

The Samsung Q1 passed my first road warrior test

The Samsung Q1 passed my first road warrior test

The Samsung Q1 UMPC was the only computer taken on a recent short business trip and performed well.. The Q1 was used as an internet terminal, word processor, TV monitor, portable media center and more while traveling across the country and back. Battery life still needs to be improved, but there are solutions to cover extended usage periods.

June 14, 2006 by in Samsung

Samsung announces Q1P UMPC with HSDPA radio

Samsung announces Q1P UMPC with HSDPA radio

It looks like Samsung will be offering buyers several choices when it comes to their UMPC lineup with a flash drive based model and now one with HSDPA high speed wireless radio. We should see these models out in time for the holiday buying season this year.

September 1, 2006 by in Samsung

The Apple Newton takes on the Samsung Q1

The Apple Newton takes on the Samsung Q1

The Newton MessagePad from Apple was ahead of its time and as you can read in this challenge match against the new Samsung Q1 UMPC it may still be able to stand its ground after 10 years. Take a walk down memory lane and see how the Newton does in 8 rounds.

July 27, 2006 by in Samsung

TabletKiosk announces two new UMPCs

TabletKiosk announces two new UMPCs

TabletKiosk has two new 2nd generation devices that offer a couple enhancements, but the price is still a bit high for widespread rollout of the UMPC platform. Will buyers choose this model over the US$899 current TabletKiosk UMPC?

August 1, 2006 by in Samsung

MobileTechRoundup show #68

MobileTechRoundup show #68

Lots of new announcements were made at CTIA last week and the MobileTechRoundup gang took some time to chat and provide opinions about these new devices. Apple and Microsoft also announced some new mobile entertainment gear and software that has us thinking about Christmas gifts for ourselves this year.

September 16, 2006 by in Samsung