Need quick advice!! Blackberry or palm treo for 3rd year?

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  1. nope80

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    Can someone tell me which one is better for third year? Iphone isn't an option since I need to be on verizon.

    What are the advantages of each? Are there any programs I will need that won't work for blackberry? Where can I get a list of programs I will need for 3rd year so I can figure out if they are compatible with the blackberry and treo?

    Also, if someone could just give me general advice on which is better for 3rd year and the long run I'd appreciate. I need to figure this out within the next few days.

    Thanks!!
     
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    From what I've heard, there are almost no medical programs for Blackberries. They haven't even come out with Epocrates for iphones yet. I'm pretty sure Epocrates is available for blackberrys

    Any Palm with Palm OS has a ton of apps, and Windows Mobile has a decent amount also
     
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    Epocrates Rx, the drug info list, is available from the App Store for iPhone and is free. Other Epocrates tools are most available for Palm OS, some for Windows Mobile, and little to none for Blackberry or iPhone.
     
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    if you can't do iphone, do palm centro (all the bells and whistles of the more expensive treos without the added cost)
     
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    Here is a dictionary app from the App store for the iPhone and iPod touch
     
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    completely medically unrelated but only BB offers push email (not technically accurate but BB does offer the simplest route to push email)

    that alone pushed me towards BB

    forget the medical apps ;)
     
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    The iPhone offers push email as well either via the mobileme or yahoo, not sure if gmail does it though.
     
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    I owned a palm treo 680 followed by a 750 and both were excellent phones and having epocrates was always helpful. I currently own a G1, but my 750 stays charged for long trips because the G1 battery life sucks.
     
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    Really? I know the iPhone offers push email via MobileMe and an Exchange server (not really sure what a student would be doing with that) but I hadn't realized Yahoo! mail was push email as well??

    I've set up IMAP access for Gmail on my old iPhone which allowed me to pull email onto my phone (not a huge inconvenience) but I really do like the push convenience.
     
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    Well my school uses an exchange server for our email. It's actually quite nice.
     
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    :D nice
     
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    Unfortunately the new Palm Pre uses Sprint....that smartphone looks amazing. I'm really looking to swap my TX for it!!!!

    Pre should be out this summer if you wait a bit...
     
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