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Attn: Gadgetters-Which is the best PDA for Nurses?

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Hi! Happy Thanksgiving! I wish everyone joyful holidays with family and friends! I'd like to know which PDA is great for Nurses? Thank you!

Hi! Happy Thanksgiving! I wish everyone a wonderful happy holidays with family and friends! I'd like to know which PDA is great for Nurses? Thank you!

Plenty of threads on this subject; do a search here, and for that matter, on the Web.

Obviously, cost will be one criterion. Features, another.

I know one site which is offering a year subscription to "epocrates" AND a new PDA for a little bit over the cost of the PDA (selected models only).

For me, my evaluations have gone like this:

1. I choose Palm, because Palm has just been out there longer. When ppl develop for PDAs, Palm OS will frequently be the first platform they support.

In addition, there's a fair amount of free software...and, just like there is more public domain software for PCs than Macs, there is more for PalmOS than others.

2. I choose a PDA with the most memory I could afford.

3. I choose a PDA that was the fastest that I could afford.

(In the history of computing, since personal computing has been in existance, you can never go wrong by buying more speed, memory and storage. What you thought was an incomprehensible amount of memory will seem like a drop in the bucket in a few years. It's worth it to "stretch" to get a bit more, because your device will "wear" longer and, should you decide to sell it before it's outlived its usefulness, you will get a higher re-sale value for it.

4. I stretched and bought a PDA which keeps its memory even if the battery dies. I didn't do a huge survey, as the above criteria cut down my choices by quite a bit; but I don't think there are too many PDAs out there that will hold the memory contents if the battery dies.

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