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12-19-2006, 09:19 PM
Can someone help me breakdown the benefits/problems of the cingular 8525 vs. Treo 680 vs. blackjack? I'm a medical student in need of a dependable device to store a number of programs (epocrates, etc). I've been trying to research them, but it's really hard for me to get to the meaningful differences between the three.

Thanks in advance!

12-19-2006, 09:40 PM
The 8525 runs Windows Mobile for Pocket PCs. It has a touchscreen, and more robust software compatibility. The Treo 680 runs Palm OS, and can only run Palm OS applications. The Blackjack runs Windows Mobile for Smartphones. It does not have a touchscreen, and as such can only run Windows Mobile software that doesn't require the touchscreen.

12-24-2006, 07:18 PM
You may want to investigate which platform (Palm OS v Windows Mobile) is used at your teaching hospital. If you are in a large city, this may be important. Some facilities have wireless access to labs and radiology via PDAs, and having the matching operating system is important.

Ask some PGY-4 students if this is an issue at your hospital.