Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Samsung Rogue (SCH-U960) on Verizon

The Samsung Rogue (SCH-U960) may look like a really nice smartphone on Verizon Wireless, but you won't find any medical software for it. Why? Because it doesn't run a standard smartphone operating system. It has its own Samsung operating system that uses its own TouchWiz interface. This phone does NOT run Windows Mobile, Palm OS, webOS, Android, iPhone, or any other standard operating system. Perhaps you can find a custom ROM that includes such an OS (I'm not aware of any).

The Rogue is a great phone, but not for medical students or other healthcare professionals who are looking for a smartphone that will run medical software like Epocrates, Skyscape, etc. If you don't need to use your phone to run any medical apps, then the Rogue is a good feature-friendly phone that has a nice camera, web browser, touch-screen, etc. However, if you're on Verizon and you want a good smartphone, I would strongly suggest the HTC Touch Pro2 (not the Touch Pro, but the Touch Pro2) running Windows Mobile. That's what I'm using right now and I've been very happy with it so far.

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