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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Verizon's Samsung SCH-i760 includes a touch screen with unique keypad design

Verizon's Samsung SCH-i760 includes a touch screen with unique keypad design

I had a chance to hold the Samsung SCH-i760 at CES 2007 in January, but there was no battery in the device to try it out. Now, 10 months later Verizon Wireless announced that the device will be available for US$349.99 after a US$50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract starting tomorrow. The Samsung SCH-i760 is a Windows Mobile Professional (touch screen Phone Edition) device with an unique dial pad on the front and a full QWERTY keyboard accessed via a slider.

October 18, 2007 by in Samsung

Did marketing doom the UMPC?

Did marketing doom the UMPC?

UMPC devices are full blown Windows computers in a small slate form factor and can be a valuable tool for mobile workers. James talks about the poor marketing strategy and why people may want to consider one anyway. If you have any interest in portable computers then check out the article and see if a UMPC is for you.

December 21, 2006 by in Samsung

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

A Halloween treat for Eric as he wins the Samsung i320

I meant to post the winner of my Samsung SGH-i320 giveaway first thing this morning, but I just came back from a trip to Hawaii with a severely painful outer ear infection that made my head explode with swelling and pain to an extremely high degree. I just got back from the doctor and obtained some good pain meds and antibiotics and used a random number picker to select from the 201 qualified entries.

October 31, 2006 by in Samsung

MobileTechRoundup show #77

MobileTechRoundup show #77

Why did the three MobileTechRoundup podcast hosts choose their Samsung Q1 UMPC devices and is this the choice for you? There was also some chat about mobile software and the upcoming Zune device.

November 13, 2006 by in Samsung

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

How does the Samsung Q1 stack up to the eo 7110 UMPC?

There are still only a few select UMPC models available and only one that is easily found in retail stores. One enthusiast was able to get both a Samsung Q1 and TabletKiosk eo 7110 and compare them side-by-side. TabletKiosk also has two upcoming Road Shows where you can get some hands-on time with their devices so if you are in the Orlando or Houston area in November check them out.

October 20, 2006 by in Samsung

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

You can run Vista on a Samsung UMPC

While the Samsung Q1 UMPC only has a 900 MHz processor and 1GB RAM, Kevin Tofel has been able to get Vista running on it quite well with only a couple of limitations. If you want to try this out, create a partition first and test it before leaping into a full install.

October 13, 2006 by in Samsung

FCC approves Samsung i607 WM Smartphone

FCC approves Samsung i607 WM Smartphone

The QWERTY keyboard smartphone market continues to expand and Cingular customers will soon get a chance to own one of the slimmest form factor devices out there. Cingular is looking to roll out HSDPA devices in the next couple of months and looks to be the carrier of choice for GSM phone enthusiasts.

October 4, 2006 by in Samsung