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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Does MobileMe's Find My iPhone lead to potential bodily harm?

Does MobileMe's Find My iPhone lead to potential bodily harm?

I am not a MobileMe subscriber because I found I never used it when I did subscribe back when it launched. If you have an iPhone there is a new service called Find My iPhone that provides you with ways to track a lost iPhone. I just read this real-life story of how a lost iPhone was recovered, but do not recommend people take this much direct action to recover a lost iPhone. Remember, it is just a phone and can be replaced and even wiped clean too.

June 22, 2009 by in Telcos

MWC08: Nokia announces four new S60 mobile devices

MWC08: Nokia announces four new S60 mobile devices

We were expecting some device announcements at Mobile World Congress from Nokia and the did not disappoint with the announcement of 4 new devices. They announced the Nokia 6220 Classic, 6210 Navigator, N78, and N96. I had the opportunity to meet with various product managers to talk about the devices and also took several pictures and some video that will be posted later when I get some time away from the show floor.

February 12, 2008 by in Telcos

Will Sprint see the Treo 800w in 2007?

Will Sprint see the Treo 800w in 2007?

According to a Gizmodo Sprint source a new Palm Treo device may be coming to the Sprint network in the 4th quarter of 2007. This device, the Treo 800w, would be an upgrade to the existing Treo 700wx that Sprint currently has available with the two biggest changes being integrated WiFi (a first for a Palm Treo) and a 320x320 display (the first time this resolution has been rumored/seen on a Windows Mobile device). Other rumored specs make this device the ultimate Windows Mobile Professional device with Windows Mobile 6, EV-DO Rev. A support, GPS, 256MB flash ROM and 128 MB RAM, 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated Bluetooth, and a memory expansion slot. If the rumor is true, then this will be one sweet device.

June 11, 2007 by in Telcos

MobileTechRoundup show #100, Passing the century mark

MobileTechRoundup show #100, Passing the century mark

Kevin, James and myself are happy to have reached the century milestone with MobileTechRoundup show #100 that was recorded while I was again on the road. We had lots to talk about on this show and chatted a bit about what mobile phones I took on the road, how James is liking the T-Mobile Dash keyboard, and what we think about the Windows Mobile Smartphone versus the Phone Edition models. Dell is coming out with their own Tablet PC and we are excited about the size and looks of the device. I checked out the HTC Vox, but didn't go ahead with the purchase this time. Fujitsu is showing off a cool new UMPC convertible that reminds us of the Sony Clie or Sharp Zaurus devices. Thanks to all the listeners for following the gang through 100 shows. Stay tuned for another 100.

June 4, 2007 by in Telcos