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It really depends on what you are looking for in a phone...iPhone 4 is standard, it hasn't changed and there isn't going to be another one for at least a year...
I disagree with this...The strong rumors running around now that we will see a new iPhone coming in Sept.
So I wouldn't buy an iphone now but wait until Sept. (Latest I hear Apple will show it off at the end of Aug.)
I think it all comes down to availability of apps. And with a few exceptions both the iphone and android will have the apps you need. (You are going to need a drug guide and tabers for clinical.) There are dozens of threads discussing apps.
Things to look for:
-is the battery going to last the entire day. (my 2 year old iphone last the whole 12 hours) some androids will not but check with other users.
-Does my school require a particular app suite?
-will the hospitals allow phone use in the hospital (Itouch will work also)
-If you are going to buy android, see if the manufacturer regularly updates the OS. Some will drag their heels before they will release the updates.
-I am looking at the android phone for myself because of the larger screens. Sometimes the small iphone screen makes it hard on my old eyes.
I had a couple friends in school with androids that would die after 8 hours. But there are some HTC phones that last longer than the iphone.
Flash- I have yet to say "ooh crap i dont have flash on my phone". I have yet to see it run well on an android phone. It usually slow and burns up your battery.
I wouldnt bring a nook, or other pad to clinicals, you are just asking for it to walk away.
Usually you don't start clinicals until half way through the first semester. So take your time and shop wisely.