So, Which New Smart Phone
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However, if like me, you travel frequently and need a really dependable network, then unfortunately the iPhone is simply not an option. I had to get rid of mine and go back to Verizon.
I just got the new HTC Eris with the Google Android operating system (Verizon), and I can tell you that this thing ROCKS. It is very similar to the iPhone in many regards. Some things the Apple does better, some things this does better. Overall I definitely wouldn't say Android is better than iPhone at this point, but there is no question that it will become so in the not-too-distant future thanks to the open-development nature of both Google Apps and the Android OS, and the fact that any manufacturer can choose to put Android on their device, whereas only Apple can use their OS. Unfortunately, there are very few clinical apps for Android right now, but I think that will change very quickly as the number of available apps increases daily. The HTC Eris is definitely the closest you can get to an iPhone on Verizon.
Windows Mobile is not bad either. I was quite happy with my HTC Ozone (Windows Mobile 6.1). There are plenty of apps available for it, but you have to search for them (there is no centralized "app store" for Windows Mobile like there is for the iPhone and Android OS) and they cost money.
The Palm Pre is an excellent choice I hear, and is supposedly coming to Verizon soon (it uses a new Palm OS that will be much more app-developer friendly). The new Blackberry Storm II is supposedly much better than the original Storm, and the Blackberry Tour and Bold have both gotten great review, too.
Another option is to get an iPod Touch and use it as a PDA and have a seperate cell phone. All the apps that go on the iPhone go on the Touch as well. The touch is literally just an iPhone without a cellular radio installed.
I'm not a tech guy at all, but I have looked at a lot of smart phones and have owned several in the past couple of years, just looking for the perfect one. The iPhone would've been IT for sure if it were available on Verizon....right now, if Verizon were to get the iPhone I don't think I would trade my Android for it.
Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:16 PM
Mordechai Y. Scher
NRP, FP-C, RN
It's all about kind, competent patient care; and getting home safely to tell about it.