ipod touch / Palm Tungsten -- marital debate

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    I'm looking to start nursing school in the fall, and I mentioned to my husband that everyone is saying the ipod touch is the bee's knees for your clinicals.

    His response: I have a Palm Tungsten E2. Why don't you use that? It would be a lot cheaper than buying a new device.

    What do you guys think, am I crazy for wanting the ipod instead? Is the wifi that helpful? Is there a big advantage to the touchscreen over the stylus? Would the Palm be adequate to hold all the books & apps I might need/want? It seems we ought to be able to bring it up to 1 or 2 gigs with some memory cards.

    Any advice / input would be appreciated!
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    I vote for the iphone if a phone is allowed and an ipod touch if not allowed. IMHO, the Palm OS is on the way out the door - if you notice you can't even buy them anymore. And apps are nonexistent. My vote is the ipod Touch/iPhone.
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    I started out with a palm in school and in the first few years in practice. It was almost as important as a sharp pair of scissors. However, it cant compare to an iphone. The touch screen, speed of the processor, wifi and 3g makes it far superior to the palm. You can look at it as an investment in your education, there are apps for students that teach you ECG rhythms, anatomy, and drugs better than a lot of text books. I'm in a busy ER, and refer to my iphone almost daily.
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    I have a Palm TX. I'm running EPocates and Tabors. I believe I can get the Davis Drug for my Palm as well. For Nursing school it will work. However the stylus is major pain in the younowwhat.

    After graduation I will be buying an IPod or maybe a small Tablet.
    No to the phone, don't want the distraction, monthly bill, or the leash.


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