Sony doesn't make handhelds any longer. The only way to get a Sony handheld is used.
Palm handhelds generally...for their lower price versus PocketPCs...have higher resolution screens which makes them more desireable to me.
The selection of available application, including medical apps., is more plentiful for a Palm OS device. The LifeDrive has a built-in 4GB hard drive. The TX has 128MB internal useable memory.
I am trying to decide which pda to purchase to be used in a hospital setting. My price range is $300-400. I need:
-minimum of 32 MB plus option of expandable memory to keep full medical texts in my pocket
-long battery life
-OS supporting medical programs
-reliable (since I will be using it 8+ h/d)
-light and thin so that it's not a burden to have it in my pocket all day
-opens pdf files
-plays music and video
So far in the hospital, I've seen Palm's, Sony's, and Hp's. Any thoughts on which model would be best suited for my needs? Also in terms of the Palm OS, how difficult is it to transfer powerpoint and word files between window's on my laptop and the palm OS on a pda?