Can't decide which PDA to purchace!

  1. Ok one of the requirements for Nursing School is a PDA. I know there is a bunch of discussions about PDA's but I have a specific one. I am highly debating on either getting the DROID ERIS or the BLACKBERRY STORM 2, but I am not sure which one I should get. I want one that will be able to download Nursing Central or any other applications that will be helpful for Nursing. Excluding price, does anyone have recommendations on which one I should get? If anyone wants to recommend a different phone please be my guest, just as long as its Verizon Wireless. I just want to get the best phone there is that will help me out with the program, although I do prefer the DROID ERIS or the BLACKBERRY STORM 2, but I may be wrong, so please help me to make the right and best decision
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    PDA or smart phone? For me Palm TX is the PDA and my Blackberry Bold is a smart phone. Need to be clear to what you are allowed

    Moved to the mobile computing forum
  4. by   traumaRUs
  5. by   Peetz
    Palm TX. no worries about having a phone on the floor.
  6. by   Shelby R.
    The iPhone doesn't come in Verizon right? And I am not sure exactly what type of PDA we need but all I heard is that we need a PDA that can download Nursing Apps, which is pretty much any PDA. A bunch of the Nursing Students from my school that I have talked to have the iPod Touch, but I would rather get a phone because I probably won't have any time to listen to music anymore for an iPod lol, so I think the best thing for me is to get a phone PDA that will download all the basic Nursing Apps for nursing school.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    iPhone is with AT&T. Verizon has several androids - you might want to look at them.
  8. by   MzKGoRN
    I have verizon services and I have the motorola droid, it has all the nursing apps in the android market (the same nursing apps as the iphone)
    Personally I would choose the moto droid over the eris. Do not get the blackberry storm waste of money.
    I love my droid using it to type this reply.
  9. by   CoffeeGeekRN
    I have the Moto Droid and I love it! Don't bother with the Eris because Verizon will be phasing it out to promote the Droid Incredible which comes out later this week.
  10. by   itsmejuli
    As a student we weren't allowed to have cell phones, at the facility we did clinicals in cell phones weren't allowed and now where I am working cell phones are not allowed.

    I got an 32 gig iPod Touch and put Nursing Central on it. I love it.
  11. by   sandnnw
    Wait for the iPhone for Verizon if you must, coming this fall. I'll be STANDING, no...CAMPING in line to SWITCH from AT& not T. If you must, I'd go with a used iTouch, then swap when Verizon comes along. There is basically no difference between the OS of an iPhone and a iTouch, much to the delight of my two boys. Believe me, your wait will be worth it.

  12. by   beejaycee
    I'd caution you about waiting for the iPhone on Verizon. Unless something has changed very recently, that is just rumored. Documents were released recently that showed AT&T had exclusive rights until 2012. IMO, if Verizon doesn't announce the iPhone's a-coming by June, don't wait on it. Any PDA you buy, make sure you give yourself enough time to get comfortable with it before you need to use it in an 'under-pressure' situation.
  13. by   jc3015
    For PN clinicals couple years back, I started out using an HP iPAQ 110 with Nursing Central. When I started ADN, I switched to an iPod Touch, 16MB. The HP was faster and swapped between programs quicker, but the stylus had become a hassle for me. (Yes, I COULD use my finger on the HP, too, but it just didn't work as well. My Nursing Central subscription moved over to the iPod without a hitch, and I was really satisfied. I had no problem at clinicals or at work since the iPod wasn't a phone and wasn't equipped with a camera. I just graduated ADN last week and my prospective employers haven't voiced any problems if I switched to a phone. As much as I like my Touch, I'd probably go to Verizon, a BIG carrier in my area. I'll probably wait until later this summer to see what platforms they have then. All the free apps I use on my Touch are also available on most other platforms, so I won't miss out on much if I don't get an iPhone. As much as I lust for an iPad, I haven't got a practical use (at work) for one. I need something pocket-sized. j
  14. by   theconfusedone
    Hmm from what everyone is saying i would double check if phones are allowed before yiu commit (unless you are already looking to upgrade to a new phone regardless). I too am on verizon and have heard some good things about the htc incredible. I am in a similar situation and this is what I am doing. I am waiting until June 7th to see if by some miracle Verizon gets the iPhone. If they don't, which seems like the case, I am going to buy an iPod touch.

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