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IPad: a real estate game-changer?

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The real estate "Twitterverse" could barely contain itself with excitement about Apple Inc.'s new tablet this week. "For all you Realtor geeks like me, today is like Christmas with the Apple conference," tweeted Colorado-based broker Randy Bell (@5280digs) just before Apple's tablet ceased to be rumor and became ... "Apple iPad. It's real! (High-definition) video and pictures. Run your e-contracts on it. Yep, this is a great real estate tool," Bell said."Woohoo!" tweeted San Francisco-based real estate blogger Nicole Nicolay (@nik_nik), linking to the New York Times live blog for the event. Steve Jobs unveiled his company's tablet computer Wednesday, calling it "magical." The new device will allow users to more easily consume videos, e-books, e-mail and photos. Irvine, Calif.-based "real estate tech guy" Paul Mobley (@paulmobley) offered this rundown: "IPad equals 9.7-inch display, 0.5-inch thin, 1.5 pounds -- 1 gig...