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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MWC08: HTC Shift available in Europe today with Origami Experience 2.0

MWC08: HTC Shift available in Europe today with Origami Experience 2.0

I had a chance to spend some time with the HTC Shift back at CES 2008 so I know that it is not a vaporware device and will be launching, it just seems like it has taken forever. Good news for those in Europe though as HTC just announced that the HTC Shift is available in Europe today. I actually saw an advertisement on a small billboard in the Barcelona airport from one of the carriers (Telefonica) launching this device. In addition, the Shift will include the new Origami Experience 2.0 from Microsoft that enables improved access and consumption of content with new RSS feeds and finger-friendly browser. I will definitely be looking for this device on the show floor and at Telefonica.

February 10, 2008 by in Windows

MobileTechRoundup show #91, 3GSM roundup

MobileTechRoundup show #91, 3GSM roundup

MobileTechRoundup show #91 began with a bit more talk of Windows Mobile 6, including what devices will be seeing upgrades. Kevin then explained why he likes the Zune Marketplace and how most of us have been renting content for years so why not rent music and get more of it for your consumption? James let the readers know how they can get their own free Zune too. My contest for the i-mate JAQ3 was mentioned. Kevin, James, and I also discussed our favorite devices announced at 3GSM and I personally went for the Nokia E90 Communicator that I cannot wait to get my hands on. Other discussions covered the topics of Windows Vista Sideshow on devices, Opera pre-installed on Windows Mobile 6 devices, Nokia 3GSM announcements, and the freeware of the show from Microsoft.

February 21, 2007 by in Windows

MobileTechRoundup show #106: U.S. 3G, Palm OS and Vista, and the iPhone

MobileTechRoundup show #106: U.S. 3G, Palm OS and Vista, and the iPhone

James, Kevin, and I kick off MobileTechRoundup show #106 by reading and responding to a couple of listener emails concerning Bluetooth keyboards and gestures on Windows Mobile. The HTC Cavalier Windows Mobile smartphone is available now from U.S. importers and supports 3G on AT&T. When is T-Mobile ever going to roll out 3G in the U.S.? Palm OS device owners will also be happy to know that Palm Desktop for Windows Vista is now available. We have a freeware of the show and then end by chatting a bit about a couple new developments in the iPhone arena.

July 27, 2007 by in Windows

Documents to Go update supports Palm Desktop for Vista beta

Documents to Go update supports Palm Desktop for Vista beta

We talked about Palm Desktop support for Vista in MobileTechRoundup show #106 and I just received an email from DataViz announcing that Documents to Go 10.001 now supports the beta Palm Desktop for Vista. Documents to Go is an essential application for Treo and Palm device users who need to take and access their Office documents on the go so this was great news that comes closely on the heels of the Palm Desktop for Vista beta release. Documents to Go 10 also supports the Office 2007 file formats, as I mentioned back in April.

July 31, 2007 by in Windows