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Title: Smartphones, Wireless Technology Gadgets and Great Tech Tools For Real Estate

Mobile Tech Tools For REALTORS
Smartphones, iPads,
Tablets And Tech Tools
A mobile professionals guide to knowing Which
wireless technologies work for you
G. William James
Handheld Computer Solutions
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The smartphone tablet have changed the course
of real estate
  • Clients and colleagues demand a more immediate
  • Provides instant access to MLS online- increase
    sales opportunities
  • Networking with office computers, update
    calendars and contacts
  • Manage personal and business email from wherever
    you are
  • Send receive documents and contracts right
    from the smartphone
  • Multimedia (photos and video) features offer
    mobile marketing

The Primary Mobile Device Requirements
  • Wireless Internet
  • MLS access, Web searches, news and information
  • Email
  • Instantly delivered whenever, wherever
  • PDA
  • For calendar, contacts, documents and
    information storage
  • Multimedia
  • Photos, video, listings, marketing materials
  • Text Messaging
  • The preferred messaging style for young

New Blackberry (2013 release)
How these features are delivered makes the
  • Screen Size and Resolution
  • Internet Browser
  • Virtual vs. Physical Keyboard
  • Easy-To-Use Design
  • Camera Features
  • Processor Speed
  • Flash vs. Non-Flash Capable
  • Portability

Apple iPhone 5
The latest technology Features Faster
Processors Increased speed, added
functionality 4G Data Download speeds up to
7x faster than 3G Larger Memory More
applications and functions Multimedia
improvements Up to 8MP cameras, HD
Video Cloud Apps Easy connections to apps via
the Internet
Samsung Galaxy III
Living and Working In the Cloud
  • The key to an effective mobile office
  • Sync and share content between computers and
    mobile devices over cloud servers.
  • Email
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Documents and files)
  • Custom Phone system
  • Photo sharing
  • Video Uploads
  • Music sync

Samsung Galaxy III
Living and Working In the Cloud
  • iCloud
  • .
  • Email
  • Calendars
  • Contacts
  • Documents and data
  • Photo Stream
  • Reminders
  • Google
  • .
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Gmail Contacts
  • Google Drive
  • Google Voice
  • Picasa Web Albums
  • YouTube
  • Google
  • Microsoft Cloud
  • .
  • Windows Live
  • Calendars
  • Contacts
  • SkyDrive
  • Office 365

Samsung Galaxy III
How To Make Your
Mobile Technology Investment
Become A Dividend
Choose the right smartphone for your specific
  • Begin with a focus on the three things your
  • device will perform for you most
  • Phone Calls?
  • Email?
  • Web Searching?
  • Multimedia?
  • Documents?
  • GPS Navigation?
  • Fun and Games?

Nokia Lumia 920
Choose the right smartphone for your specific
What makes it a smartphone? An Operating System
Apple iPhone OS Blackberry OS
Windows Phone 8 Android
According to IDC The Android operating system
from Google Inc. (NASDAQ GOOG) is expected to
grab a 61 share of the market this year, with
iOS from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ AAPL) accounting for
20.5 of shipments, followed by the Blackberry OS
from Research in Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ RIMM) with
6, and the Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile
operating systems from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ
MSFT) with 5.2 share. Nokia Corp. (NYSE NOK)
will no longer support the Symbian operating
system, and shipments of Symbian-based phones are
expected to approach zero by 2014.
iPhone OS
  • Apple iPhone raised the bar for smartphone
  • Pro Considered the best screen experience
  • ?750,000 available apps
  • ?Very Cloud compatible
  • ?Very easy to set up and use
  • Con Typing on keyboard can be a challenge at
  • ?Focused more on entertainment than
  • ?No removable battery
  • ?Limited user control of device

Apple iOS 6
For iPhone 3GS iPhone 4  iPhone 4S iPhone5 iPad
2 , the new iPad and the 4th gen iPod Touch .
New features ?Wider knowledge and language base
Siri. Now iPad compatible ?Facebook
integration throughout the OS ?Facetime
now works over both cellular and Wi-Fi
?Send calls to a reminder or Ignore with a
message in Phone ?Easier to add photos
to email ?Customizable Do Not
Disturb feature ?Camera now shoots in
RIM Blackberry
Still one of the most popular smartphone devices
used for business
Blackberry Z10 2013
  • Pro Email Pushed automatically
  • ?Calendar, Contacts, Email well
  • ? Easy to set-up and use
  • ? Not too Techy appeals to many
  • Con Bad reputation for slow innovation
  • ? Not positioned in the marketplace
  • ? Limited apps compared to iOS and
  • ? Too little too late?

RIM Blackberry
Latest Features for Blackberry 10
  • Flow Interface Updated User Design
  • Looks up information seamlessly
  • Easy to multitask with its Peek feature
  • Blackberry Hub
  • One-stop source for messages, social media, etc.
  • No need to swap between apps to get updates
  • Swipe BlackBerry Hub to view recent messages
  • Touch Screen Keyboard
  • Active Tiles
  • Time Shift Camera
  • New Blackberry Browser
  • Its Pure Blackberry

Blackberry Curve 9380
Googles open source OS delivers impressive new
features to mobile
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Pro Designed for cloud computing
  • ?Fastest growing mobile platform
  • ?Easy to setup and use
  • ?Over 750,000 apps to date
  • ?No need to sync with computer - ever
  • Con Memory management is the key to
  • ?Can run slowly if you dont maintain the caches
  • ?Customers complain of freezing
    devices- a lot

Microsoft comes in late but strong with a
Powerful OS and affordable devices
Windows 8 Phone
Microsoft comes in late but strong with a
Powerful OS
and affordable devices
New features Contact integration to social
media, communications ?Native email
client is Outlook Mobile ?Cloud
connectivity for photos from phone to PCs
?Live tiles on the Start screen ?Xbox
Live running natively ?Microsoft Office
is cloud based ?Bing search engine and
maps ?Internet Explorer Mobile for its
Regardless of choice, three rules to make the
best use of your smartphone
Rule 1 Commit to the technology
Make your smartphones productivity features as
common to you as your phone features.
  • Put all of your calendar events into your phone.
    Keep it current, use it daily.
  • Create a CRM, or Client Relationship Management
  • Save notes and memos in the phone instead of on
  • Prepare a show listings anywhere photo

Rule 2 Take full
advantage of the features
Learning to use the advanced features will
increase productivity
and increase
  • Take the time to setup the options for each
  • Bookmark your MLS site and other favorite
    websites in the browser.
  • Practice taking photos and video capture with the
  • Add third-party software applications as needed
  • Create shortcuts to make navigation easier and

Rule 3 Customize your
device- make it uniquely yours
Personalizing your smartphone will improve and
speed navigation, increase satisfaction
  • Set speed dials and application shortcuts
  • Customize the screen and each application for
    optimal navigation
  • Get yourself hands-free with a headset and
    Bluetooth car kit
  • Customize your device for a unique look, sound
    and response
  • Add accessories to extend battery life, or add

Bonus Rule
Get Creative!
Imagine ways you can deliver first rate services
and impress your clients
  • Use the camera and videocam to record and send
    updated photos and video
  • Share the most up-to-the minute listing
    information with your Twitter followers
  • Always remember special dates (birthdays,
    anniversaries) for past clients
  • Use MMS to host a remote showing when a live
    presentation isnt possible
  • Have your showing addresses pre-programmed into
    the GPS or Mobile Maps

How To Avoid Being One Of These People
Regular maintenance can keep you and your phone
running smoothly
  • Treat your smartphone in many ways as you do your
  • Managing the memory of your smartphone is key
  • Simple steps will avoid frustration, and perhaps

  • Clean out your email and text messages
  • See the smartphone as a convenience for email,
    and save email on computer instead
  • Move all media (photos, video, music) to the
    memory card if necessary
  • Organize media files for quick access, especially
    listing photos
  • Delete temporary Internet files, cookies, clear
  • Can typically be found in the Web browser
    settings menu
  • Reset your smartphone at least once per day
  • Removing the battery is best, if possible. This
    also refreshes your wireless network connection
  • Delete and reinstall Supra eKey application (if
  • MLS update cache files grow over time, and can
    cause major problems with your smartphone

iPhone/ iPad
Blackberry 5 and 6
  • Web Browser
  • Menu gt Options
  • Cache Operations
  • Clear caches
  • Press Escape
  • Alt LGLG gt Menugt Clear
  • Settings
  • Safari
  • Scroll down
  • Clear Caches
  • Web Browser
  • Menu gt More
  • Settings
  • Clear caches

Tips (For Power- Challenged Devices)
  • Turn off wi-fi and bluetooth
  • You dont want to do this on your tablet or Phone
    if you use the device locator service
  • Turn down the screen brightness
  • The high-resolution screen is the biggest battery
  • Delete those apps youve installed but dont use
  • Lots of memory can be restored if you get rid of
    useless apps
  • Shut down automatic notifications by apps
  • Facebook, Twitter, and other apps that update
    during the day are draining your battery

Tips (For Memory Challenged Devices)
Advanced Task Killer, a free third-party app
closes apps running in the Task Manager
  • Kill running apps in the background to save
  • Advanced Task Killer (Android)
  • Task Manager (Android)
  • Double-tap Home button (iPhone 4)

Press and hold the Home key to launch the Task
Manager. Open the manager and close apps
Your Mobile Strategy
Top Mobile Devices For Real Estate
The Latest Tablets
7 inch
Apple iPad Mini Samsung Galaxy 7 Amazon Kindle Fire HD Google Nexus 7
OS / Processor iOS Apple A5 Android Quad Core Windows Quad Core Android Quad Core
Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 600 1280 x 800 1280 x 800
Available Memory 16/32/64 GB 8/16 GB 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
Screen Size 7.9 in 7.0 in 7.0 in 7.0 in
Rear / Front Camera 5 MP 1.2 MP 5 MP 1.2 MP 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Price (from) 349 349 199 199
The UltraBook Notebook Computer
  • Ultra-thin, Lightweight, Powerful
  • Full sized notebook computers
  • Intel processors (Intel owns the name)
  • Flash drives instead of HDD
  • Super-fast loading time
  • Battery life 9 hours
  • Reasonably priced (starts at 999)
  • 40 of the laptop market expected to be Ultrabook
    by Dec 2012

The Netbook
  • A netbook is a mini-laptop computer designed
  • for wireless communication and access to the
  • Netbooks are designed primarily for
  • Web Browsing
  • Email
  • Web-based applications
  • Directed at Cloud Computing users who work on
  • applications rather than hard drives or servers.

Google Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook 550
  • The Full Google experience- right out of the box
  • 7.0 -in. 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • Instant-on like a tablet or UltraBook
  • 1GHz dual core processor and 5.5GB of memory
  • Wifi and USB enabled
  • Seamless integration with Android devices
  • Cloud storage built in with Google Drive
  • Starts at 199

The Apple
  • Apples tablet computer is designed
  • to bridge the smartphone and the laptop
  • Design is based on Apple iPhone, using
  • apps to drive its functionality
  • 9.7 inch screen
  • WiFi and GPRS Internet
  • 1GHz processor, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB flash drive
  • Supports HTML 5
  • Dock connector to VGA adapter
  • 95,000 apps in the App Store

The Samsung
Galaxy Tab
  • Samsungs tablet computer is the Android OS
  • Response to iPad and PlayBook, with all the
  • features Android fans appreciate
  • 7 inch hi-resolution screen Now offers a 10.1
    inch, 1280 x 800 dpi version
  • 1mhZ processor and 2GB of RAM
  • Wifi and 3G enabled SD card up to 32GB
  • Supports HTML 5 and Flash
  • 1.3MP front and 3MP rear cameras

Amazon Kindle Fire HD
  • The Affordable tablet is powerful,
    feature-filled, and portable
  • 7.0 -in. 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
  • 1GHz dual core processor and 5.5GB of memory
  • Wifi and USB enabled
  • Supports HTML 5 and Flash
  • Could use a brighter screen
  • 1.9 MP Front Camera
  • No GPS

The Issue Around Flash Support
No Flash Support
Flash Support
Apple devices DO NOT support Adobe Flash or
Shockwave on their devices. This is a problem
for many who frequent websites that run Flash
content or video. HTML5 is a similar technology
that is supported by Apple, but not yet used
extensively. Some MLS systems are Flash
supported, so BEFORE you buy a tablet, make sure
the applications you use will work on the devices
you are considering
Dont Forget To ICE Your Phone!
  • How to save your own life
  • Emergency first responders are trained to look
    for your mobile phone, hoping that the person has
    ICED their phone
  • Heres how to do it on a smart phone
  • Create a new contact
  • Name the contact ICE Emergency
  • Place the emergency contact information under
    notes instead of fields where phone numbers
    would go.
  • List allergies, meds, blood type as well.
  • Lock your phone? Go to and get
    a secure emergency info sticker for your phone.

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Tough times never last but tough agents do.
The very best compliment I could ever receive
is a referral from you. My commitment is to not
only meet but exceed your expectations. - B.J.
Martin, Distinguished REALTOR, Harry Norman
Realtors Atlanta
A referral to your Associations Executives would
be of tremendous value to me. Send me an email
with their names, and please tell them about me
next time you contact the office G. William
G. William James
Handheld Computer Solutions
Master Of The PDA
The Mobile Office System That Works A Series of
Workshop Presentations for your Association,
Board, or Realty Office
Hooked On My Blackberry

A Hands-On workshop Blackberry
devices Master The Android Smartphone and
A Hands-On workshop
for all Android based devices Getting A Finger
On The iPhone/iPad

A Hands-On workshop for
Apple iPhone 3G, 3Gs and iPhone 4  The Google

An interactive workshop
for the mobile professional Smartphones, iPads,
and Tech Tools For Realtors

A mobile
professionals guide to making the best choices
on mobile devices,

and how to get the most from them - for
all users and skill levels
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G. William James
Handheld Computer Solutions
Master Of The PDA
Thank You!