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: First thoughts on the Nokia N85 North American version

Image Gallery: First thoughts on the Nokia N85 North American version

The Nokia N85 is the first Nseries device to use an OLED display and it looks FANTASTIC. The N85 may be one of the best Nokia S60 devices and should replace the N95 as the most popular Nokia device in 2009. All I needed to see to convince me to purchase the device was the OLED display, but there is a ton more packed into the device too. Take a look at several photos of the device as I start working on my full review.

January 1, 2009 by in Smartphones

The Palm Centro; at $99.99 it really isn't a tough choice

The Palm Centro; at $99.99 it really isn't a tough choice

I started using Palm OS devices back in 1997 and went through several Palm and Sony CLIE models. The last Palm OS device I used was the Treo 650, which I used for about a year (almost a record for me) and gave up on it almost 2 years ago. While the Treo devices released over the last year have had some nice improvements (rubberized casing, loss of antenna, and better cameras) there hasn't been much departure from that same Treo 600 form factor we saw back in 2003. Early rumor photos of the Palm Centro did not look too great, but I changed my mind quickly after receiving a 30-day evaluation unit from Palm. The Palm Centro is a very sleak smartphone and at US$99.99 with a two-year agreement and service plan I hope it brings more people into the smartphone world.

October 30, 2007 by in Smartphones

MWC08: Sony Ericsson announces two new UIQ smartphones

MWC08: Sony Ericsson announces two new UIQ smartphones

Sony Ericsson was busy making announcements at Mobile World Congress yesterday and two new smartphones that were announced almost didn't catch my attention because their model numbers are almost the same as a couple of Cybershot phones they announced.. The upcoming SE C700 and C900 Cybershot phones are actually full UIQ smartphones, but I initially had them confused with the two SE C702 and C902 Cybershot camera phones also announced yesterday. I found out from reading All About Symbian that these other two were actually UIQ devices.

February 10, 2008 by in Smartphones

Will T-Mobile USA finally carry another Palm OS device?

Will T-Mobile USA finally carry another Palm OS device?

I enjoyed the short time I spent with the Palm Cento from Sprint and have actually recommended it to a few people who fit the profile for the device. These people actually LOVE the device and are pleased I told them about this compact smartphone. There is a GSM version available now from Vodafone in Europe and rumors of a GSM version eventually coming to the U.S. Most rumors had the device coming to AT&T in the U.S., but now Engadget Mobile has posted a photo of a Centro with the T-Mobile logo on it so we may see it from T-Mobile as well.

January 28, 2008 by in Smartphones