Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Though Sprint's new mobile broadband phone wasn't made specifically for real estate agents, the new tech toy's ability to access the multiple listing service, take and send photos, give directions and create documents on a keyboard lends itself nicely to their needs. "Agents can receive and respond to prospect e-mails when waiting to show a house," Sprint's Roger Gaunt said of the PPC 6700 cell phone. The device has blazing speed for a handheld device; "broadband" Internet access is synonymous with "high-speed connection." Sprint is not the only company to offer broadband on cell phones; Verizon also does so, Gaunt noted. The Sprint phone, which launched in September, also has Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word software loaded, a trinity that can be of great use to realty agents in calc...