taracnm
(junior member)
11/30/08 04:18 PM
Storm vs. sticking with my IPAQ

Hi. I'm one of the dinosaurs still shuffling around with both a phone and a PDA (an IPAQ 5110). I'm also a Verizon customer, so the Storm has gotten my attention. I'm just wondering if anyone here has enough experience with the Storm vs. old PDAs to help me decide if I should switch.

Here's what I use my IPAq for:

1) I'm in healthcare and I prefer to look up medication dosages, etc. instead of relying on my (less than sterling) memory, so I've got a good drug reference guide on there. I also use Mobile Word to keep a file of clinical info. readily available.

2) My car has an auxiliary in jack, so I use the IPAQ's Windows Media to store a decent selection of my music so that I don't have to take CDs in my car. (No, I don't have an iPod, either. Did I mention that I'm a dinosaur?)

I have never used any mobile device for e-mail or internet access, so I'm not hung up on these functions and I have no experience with/previous attachment to any Blackberry anything. I'm mostly just sick of carrying around two devices, especially when one of them (the IPAQ) turns itself on and drains its battery when it gets bumped around in my bag. I don't need many of the Storms flashier features, but I do need the drug guide and Word, and since I can get the Storm for about $125 when my contract comes up in a few months, it sounds reasonable to switch. Any thoughts? Do I sound too antique to cope with a Storm?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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