Now, if we weren't on Verizon, we'd all know that she'd choose the Apple iPhone (yes, she is a Mac addict).
If she weren't a Mac user, then it would make a lot of sense to stick with Windows Mobile. She's had 2 different Windows Mobile devices in the past and she's been fine with both of them.
Why doesn't she want an Android smartphone? Here are the main reasons:
- Her paid Windows Mobile apps go down the drain. That's right, you can't transfer those software licenses. Therefore, those apps she purchased over the years will no longer work on Android. There is no Windows Mobile emulator for Android.
- The relative lack of medical apps for Android. I realize that we should see a wealth of medical apps appearing in 2010, but she needs apps and she needs them NOW. She can't wait until March or April. We know that Epocrates and mobilePDR will be releasing Android apps in the early part of 2010.
- Complexities associated with syncing the Mac with Android smartphones. Unless you have an iPhone, you can expect to use some type of third-party application to sync all your Outlook data (contacts, calendar, notes, etc.) from your Mac to your Android smartphone. BlackBerry has Desktop Software for Mac, but Android doesn't.