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Need help picking out a PDA for 3rd year

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by lipofuscin232, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. lipofuscin232

    lipofuscin232 2+ Year Member

    May 24, 2008
    any suggestions??
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  3. May I preface this by saying that I am premed and not med student and I do not have a PDA. I have however been looking around (for shadowing purposes) and have made a few points of what I am looking for in a PDA.

    -Keyboard built in, so I can work it with one hand and still look up meds etc.
    (the keyboad is my largest stipulation and I wouldn't buy one without a built in keyboard)
    -phone capabilities, (why not just eliminate the no. of el. devices)
    -small enough to be held comfortably in your pocket
    -large enough screen to be able to skim over med. articles
    -Audio Jack (Pretty much everything has that)

    I think I'm going to go with a Trio. they have many options and prices. My phone company Verizon is also compatible with them.

    Best of luck
  4. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio. Physician Gold Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Check out the Palm Centro. Same functionality as the 755p, but in a much smaller (and more pocketable) form factor. :thumbup:
  5. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
  6. DwyaneWade

    DwyaneWade Reiging *** Cynic 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2006
    I just got a smartphone (T-mobile Dash) and I love it. It's internet capabilities are not stellar (it's a bit slow, at least with my home wireless) but since my last phone was a simple flip I am ecstatic about having epocrates, archimedes 360, etc.!
  7. bikedoc1021

    bikedoc1021 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Norfolk, VA
    any thoughts on blackberry?
  8. diosa428

    diosa428 SDN Angel 5+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    Check out the technology forum (almost all the way down on the main forums page). Lots of info about palms there.
  9. Agent Splat

    Agent Splat Viruses? Don't Exist. 10+ Year Member

    I've found there's a ton of more free medical stuff that you can put on a Palm rather than my Blackberry. Also, for browsing and doing calculations its nicer to have a stylus/touchscreen. I love my Blackberry as well, however, and it is MUCH faster with internet access (but mine requires cell service to access, rather than wifi like my palm). I tend to stick with my Palm for medical things and keep my Blackberry for email, phone, and organizer functions.
  10. Old_Mil

    Old_Mil Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2004
    Personally, I prefer palm-os based devices to pocket pc ones. Also, while there are a variety of PDA/phones out there, these combination devices usually end up giving up a degree of storage/processing power/battery life to incorporate phone functionality, so I'd just go with a dedicated PDA.
  11. Akuffo

    Akuffo An Old Folk 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    localhost:ubuntu server
    well simple advice...stick to the palm series...i am using palm TX..its not too has some good functionality...most of all....if you are interested in the skyscape CME programs then you are better off sticking to palm...why? cos you can easily get the think about it. good luck.
  12. LuckyBambooGirl

    LuckyBambooGirl Junior Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    I have the Palm Treo 680 and I hate it! I bought one a year ago and have had to exchange it twice because of problems. The first one would not sync, and the second one had horrible phone reception. I am having trouble with the touch screen on the one I have now. Maybe the newer Palms are better, but the Treo 680 is a piece of junk!
  13. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

    Sep 28, 2002
    we have the palm tx and it kind of sucks. It works just fine but compared to my ipod touch it is tedious and annoying. I've got Epocrates on my ipod touch now so I don't really have to use the palm anymore.
  14. thedrjojo

    thedrjojo Physician 7+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    I got the Dell Axim which is a great Pocket Pc based PDA, but dell doesn't sell them any more, so i guess its not something you can go out and get... oh well ;)
  15. Richie Truxillo

    Richie Truxillo Your Scut Monkey Mentor Physician SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    I have a palm tungsten T3 and a Palm TX (my program supplied it for me).

    Both work well and get the job done. Load your programs to an SD card then rock and roll. Love having wireless on the TX.
  16. Richie Truxillo

    Richie Truxillo Your Scut Monkey Mentor Physician SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2004
    We were hoping for a grant to get these but it fell through. If you can swing it, get the Centro. Great lil phone

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