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iPhone v Android v Windows Phone 8

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It’s time to give a real life comparison between the iPhone, Android and the new Windows Phone 8, smart phones and which if these great devices are best for CRE Professionals. I am going to be discussing my “hands-on” experience with numerous smart phones within these categories and my “take” on which one is the most effective for the CRE professional.

I have used 4 versions of the iPhone, about a dozen Android phones, including the HTC One X and Samsung S III and numerous Windows phones, including the Nokia 900 and the new Nokia Lumia 920. I have some definite opinions on all three operating systems and the devices using them. I also believe that I can explain the pros and cons of each of the most current devices.

Should you get one of those new, interesting looking Windows Phone 8 smart phones if you work in a Microsoft-centric corporate environment or can you continue to use that iPhone 3s that is now more than two years old?  What about that Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung Galaxy Note II that have been flying off the shelves or perhaps that new iPhone 5?

This will not be one of those technical discussions about the speed of the processors or how much RAM each phone has. We may discuss battery life, since you don’t want to be walking around half the day with a dead phone because the battery life is something less than desirable.  We will talk about how simple each phone is to use, an issue of particular importance for smart phone novices.  We will also discuss availability of applications for use on each device, particularly apps that are commercial real estate specific.

We might even have time to discuss some of the new tablet devices in addition to the new iPad and talk about some off-the-shelf non-real estate specific apps available that can make your life a lot easier.

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