I've benefited from this website. so i guess its my turn to contribute.
I recently switch from Palm Centro to Motorola Droid. I have been with Palm for about 8 yrs and know the system by heart. It was hard to let it go but syncing problem with Windows 7 even with bluetooth and lack of support for software made me switch.
This review is from the perspective of a doctor or medical personnel
-Now has Epocrates ( just the free version).
-Skyscape has a bunch of medical textbooks on Android. Skyscape applications need a separate program called Palm classic for Palm Pre
-Can use push email for work ( microsoft exchange) and yahoomail.
-Great graphics to show patients when explaining diseases.
-GPS is very good and comparable to a garmin.
-Camera has flash. good for sending to a dermatologist for a diagnosis
-Larger than Centro but about same size as older Palms. not a dealbreaker
- Has a touchscreen ( in contrast to conventional Blackberries). The other one i considered was blackberry tour but it didnt have wifi
-Access to Hospital portal , my hospital uses Horizon portal
-No solid notepad. I have notes from residency that i like to glance at once in a great while. There's Gdocs but i have concerns about privacy with online access since i put sensitive info on my notes.
-Sanford guide for antibiotics is not available on Android.
-Generally dont like slideouts/ moving parts but Droid feels solid.
-Difficult sync as i had to transfer contacts and calendar to google then droid
Palm desktop is dying by the wayside. It was an excellent system and dont know why they didnt support it. I still miss Palm desktop's simplicity and quick pull up of information. But Droid is an acceptable replacement. Theres a learning curve but do-able for a low tech type person like myself.
There you go. hope that helps