While I'm a mod, this is all a discussion between folk so here goes.
"You've really got a novice in me. I didn't realize I was choosing an OS when I got a phone. I didn't understand your reference to Windows Mobile 7. Isn't the Droid a Motorola product? That would be consistent with my inclination to stick with Moto."
Moto today has versions of many phones with Droid, WinMo (albeit 6.1, 6.5), Symbian, their own things and what else? So you can Moto and woto too. Droid is from google. Phone makers can use that.
"Regarding the Kindle, can I simply sync with my computer and bypass their charge for downloading content via their phone connection?"
I don't "sync". I do so email to/from amazon (sorry if I don't document it here) and then connect the kindle and copy a file over.
"I notice that syncing is the only way to get content with the Sony E-Reader. Sync-ing with my computer is my preferred (read, familiar and cheap) method of obtaining content."
Syncing in my world means so much more. On the Kindle, the Sony I just copy a file from here to there.
"I am interested in eBreviary.com and Epocrates.com and medicalletter.com. I guess I should check with them to see if these devices can handle their content."
The only trouble I see is when the content is protected in some way.
"Also, don't understand WinMo; would that be winmo.com?"
WM = WinMo = "Windows Mobile." Hope that helps,
'I have since read the directions enough to see that you are a "Moderator". Thanks'
You're welcome. Since I have all those devices and will have the iPad in the collection soon enough plus I write apps for a few of them the only danger is if I get too techy in my replies. I apologize for that.