One of the areas Windows Mobile ruled and Windows Phone 7 certainly drools is reference applications for medical professionals. In an area where mistakes can cost peopleâ€™s lives these applications are incredibly important, and a massive weakness of Windows Phone 7.
Medgadget had a bit of a root around and discovered that while Skyscape is still a major hold-out, Epocratesâ€™ resolve is slowly breaking.
In a statement to Medgadget they said:
â€œ(We are) currently investigating the Windows 7 platform and will update website with more details as they become available.â€
For the sake of the hundreds of thousands of doctors who still have a soft spot for their old Windows Mobile handsets, previously with Palm as de rigueur as a stethoscope, we hope Epocrates and Microsoft can work something out and make Windows Phone 7 a valid choice for doctors again.
Read more at Medgadget here.