Monday, August 10, 2009

Best Windows Mobile smartphone on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless has some new smartphones coming out this fall. For now, they have a limited selection of touch-screen smartphones running Windows Mobile. Their best smartphone (and well-kept secret) may be the Samsung Saga. This slim smartphone resembles the old Palm Treo. It has a square screen, built-in keyboard on the bottom half of the device, and several hardware buttons. Why do I think it's currently the best smartphone for healthcare professionals stuck on the Verizon network? I say this because the Palm Treo was such a success among medical students, residents, and attendings who needed a smartphone. I miss my old Treo 700wx running Windows Mobile.

The keyboard buttons are small and the battery life is limited, but you can get an extended battery. The device also has a built-in GPS so you can use this as a GPS navigator.

The new Windows Mobile phones running Windows Mobile 6.5 should be really nice. I know that we'll be seeing updated versions of the HTC Touch Pro, the Samsung Omnia, and probably a few others. If you're able to wait, that's the best option (in my opinion). As for me, I'm still trying to figure out what to do since my current phone needs to be replaced.

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