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by DebsZoo DebsZoo (Member)

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Hoping to get some help on picking a PDA. I have looked at a few reviews on both Palm Pilots and Handspring.

I would like a students point of view, on which brand is most user friendly, and which has most nursing software available.

I'd like to buy it before I start prereq's in Sept., so I can play with it some, and figure out how to use it. (not puter illiterate...........but no rocket scientist either :D

Thanks much for any help y'all can give :confused:

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I have a Handspring Visor Neo, and I really like it. It came with 8 MB and so far I haven't even come close to using it all up. I have found several nursing programs to download, since Handspring uses Palm OS. The main reason I chose Handspring was for the price.

I hope this helps.

Susan

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I have a Sony Clie, it has a palm operating system so it works with all palm software. I have had it for about 2 months, I love it.

But take a bit of advice, Stay away from Cassio PDA's they operate on Windows software and are not compatible wit Palm. I bought a Cassio first cause I could get it in color for a good price. But I took it back the next day, after giving Cassio a piece of mind about their worthless product. :nurse:

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I use a Sony Clie T615C. It was the slimmest PDA I could find, although it is a little heavy. The battery lasts forever, and it has a very bright screen unless you are in direct sun, then it can be hard to see. I don't have any nursing software on it. I mainly use the datebook, address app, memo pad, and Quicken. I would also recomend a unit that uses Palm OS. I also liked the Compaq units but they were a bit bigger and cost more.

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jschut has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in A little bit of everything....

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Hi!

I have a Palm 125, and I think it's amazing. I love it! I have so many programs on it and yet, I still have room for more! And there are alot of different sites you can go to to download things. It's great!

Good Luck in finding one to suit you!

Julie

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Thank you all for your help and information.

I finally decided on a Handspring Neo (ordered and on it's way).

Looking forward to learning all about it BEFORE fall classes start :)

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What software would be useful for new students? Where can I download free stuff? :confused:

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