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PDA for 3rd year - tilt vs wing vs centro

Discussion in 'Tech: Medical Apps, iOS, Android, medical devices' started by marlem66, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. marlem66


    Aug 26, 2007
    I'm a tmobile user - originally I was just going to get the Tmobile Wing and be done with it, but it has reviewed poorly.

    Then I thought I'd get an unlocked Centro and use that, but I'm a little turned off by the tiny screen, tiny keyboard, and lack of Wifi.

    I've read that the AT&T Tilt is made by the same company as the wing, and actually reviewed much better. There are some unlocked Tilts on ebay I could get.

    My question - in your experience, what would I be best off with for the wards? I'm a little unsure about getting an unlocked phone due to the lack of support. If only the Centro had wifi, I'd be sold.

    Ugh, decisions decisions.
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  3. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    I just got a tilt, bit of a review here.

    Centro seemed a bit small to me.

    As far as reviews go, I've noticed a lot of the reviews of HTC phones talk about them being sluggish, and, out of the box, the Tilt certainly was. However, one thing to keep in mind at least with the tilt, is that once you remove all the extra crap they come with, they will be much snappier.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  4. DOctorJay

    DOctorJay 10+ Year Member

    May 8, 2004
    it's really tilt vs. centro

    do you NEED wifi - get tilt
    do you hate windows mobile - get centro
    does price matter - get centro
    do you want to be able to text with one hand - get centro
    do you want to put the thing down and watch a movie - get tilt

    go somewhere you can actually test out both. you'll be happy with either one.
  5. Blue Dog

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

    Jan 21, 2006
  6. DrJosephKim

    DrJosephKim Advisor Physician SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    HTC sells many phones that get branded with other names.

    Here's a tip: if your phone has a built-in GPS chip, then it can work as a GPS navigator. Choose a phone that has a GPS.

    The new iPhone 3G has an internal GPS that allows it to work as a navigator. Too bad it doesn't have a hardware keyboard.
  7. BurnEmUpBears

    BurnEmUpBears 2+ Year Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Does anyone know if the HTC Touch Diamond will work as a med school PDA? (I'm an M1 now but planning ahead...)
  8. Milamber

    Milamber Grand Poomba 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Why would I want a hardware keyboard that takes up half the space when I don't need it? It just gets in the way when I am watching videos, surfing on the web, listening to music but it is there when I want to send an email, text message, dial a phone number Etc.
  9. DragonWell

    DragonWell Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2004
    I'm sure it would, but by the time you need a PDA (ie MS 3-4), I'm sure there will be lots of new models to choose from.

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