The New Google Nexus One Android Phone...For Real Estate??

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Google Nexus One - Android Phone for Real Estate Agents

Google has just released today, the Google Nexus One - Android Phone.  Made to compete with the iPhone, the google phone is a strong contender.  Its operating system, Android, a google product has already been on the market for a while now, so we know its tried and true.  But the question you and I both have (obviously, since your reading this) is.... How is the Google Nexus One Phone (or Google Phone) for a Realtor or for a real estate business. 

I just wrote an article on my website that lists some of the great features that are benefits to real estate agents.  Take a look and see how the Google Phone can make a difference in the way your conduct your real estate business.   http://defpc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51

Let me know how you may use this phone or others to conduct your real estate business!

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Rainmaker
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Vickie Nagy
Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932 - San Ramon, CA
Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton

Thanks for the article and link. I have been wavering on the new Droid. As a Verizon user it seems very attractive.

Jan 06, 2010 12:16 AM #1
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

I have to agree Vickie,  I like the iPhone, but I just travel to too many places--some obscure to leave verizon...It just won't happen.  The android is a terrific operating system!

Jan 06, 2010 12:18 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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I am currently looking for a new phone and I have to decide which one I want and this is one of the ones I am looking at. 

Jan 06, 2010 12:21 AM #3
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
Prudential California Realty - Fremont, CA
CDPE, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

My understanding is that the phone's antenna for high speed data access is only compatible with frequencies used by T-Mobile in the U. S. so if you want to surf the web or use internet based applications your choice for a carrier is pretty limited.

True???

Jan 06, 2010 12:22 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Elite Home Sales Team
Keller Williams Realty - San Clemente, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Really I did not know that the antenna was that much of a problem.

Jan 06, 2010 12:25 AM #5
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

Very True John, It is GSM phone currently and works on T-Mobile, or you can get an unlocked one for AT&T - but it only works on EDGE not the faster 3G.

HOWEVER,  No later than spring, will the CDMA version for Verizon come out! 

Which means, you will want to hold on for a little longer - but hey!  at least the bugs will be worked out by then.

Good point, glad you brought it up...I forgot to put it in the article, its getting late

Jan 06, 2010 12:28 AM #6
Anonymous
San-San

I have this phone for a month now and it's been great! It's really sleek and being able to open multiple windows is a big plus for me.

I was lemming for the Iphone, glad I waited!

Jan 06, 2010 12:31 AM #7
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

San-San...which carrier are you with?? T-Mobile I assume?

Jan 06, 2010 12:31 AM #8
Anonymous
San-San

Nope, I have AT&T. I asked for a new SIM card from the store and popped it in. It's on EDGE, not 3G though.

Jan 06, 2010 12:38 AM #9
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

How are the speeds??  I know thats the question I'm going to be asked over the next few days

Jan 06, 2010 12:39 AM #10
Anonymous
San-San

The speed is fast enough for me. I can see that EDGE is definitely slower when downloading videos and maps. Other than that, the Nexus has been great! It's glued to my hand! I have been download apps for my real estate business. I hope there will be more apps for us in the future.

 

Jan 06, 2010 12:51 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
On the Move for You! - Eugene - Springfield Oregon Real Estate

Thanks for the report and comments.  I am looking hard at this one currently.  Could you update to CDMA?

Jan 06, 2010 01:19 AM #12
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

Thanks for your Feedback San-San, and Jim...I would assume no, but let me look into this one

Jan 06, 2010 08:47 AM #13
Rainer
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David Fox
The Real Estate Tech Desk - Crofton, MD
Real Estate Technology Specialist

Jim,

I looked into it, I doubted very seriously that you could update it to CDMA, and I was right.  Its totally different hardware.  It will be avail. in the spring.  However, if you need a new phone now, look at the motorola DROID phone from verizon.  It runs Android 2.0, the Nexus One (google phone) runs 2.1, but expect the DROID to get the new 2.1 rom shortly

Jan 06, 2010 08:56 PM #14
Rainer
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Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

I'm a T-Mobile customer and intend to check this phone out.  It looks like a greeat upgrade to what I'm currently using.

Jan 07, 2010 09:07 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
RE/MAX Associates of Lancaster, PA. - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster Relo Specialist

  David great post on your site(now Bookmarked)! I've got to further investigate this phone !

Jan 11, 2010 08:15 AM #16
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Bert Daniel

Real Estate agent got more techy these days. Thanks to Google for making its way of making people live easy. Thank you for sharing this informative article.

Apr 07, 2011 05:56 AM #17
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