Over the weekend, I got into some interesting debates regarding Apple iPhone vs. Google Android as it relates to the medical community. Here we are right now: it's the early part of 2010 and we're entering the month of February. The Apple iPhone clearly has many more medical apps, but you're limited to AT&T. The Android has many many devices on more wireless networks, but we're limited in the number of medical apps. What's likely to change by the summer? By the fall/winter?
I don't know how quickly the iPhone will get picked up by other wireless carriers. Will it end up on Verizon? Probably. How about T-Mobile or Sprint? Doubt it.
Will we see more medical apps for the Android? Yes. When? Not too sure, but soon. Are there enough medical apps for the Android right now? That depends on your needs.
So, the debate continues. If you need a smartphone today, then go with an iPhone and you'll have immediate access to a wide range of medical apps. If you can wait on medical apps, then I would strongly suggest that you get a smartphone running Android. Keep in mind that you're probably going to switch to a new smartphone in 2-3 years, so try not to spend too much money on a smartphone.