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Real estate’s smart phone pick: the iPhone

Survey reveals device preferences, business uses

Editor's note: This is the first part in a three-part series that is based on responses to an Inman News survey on real estate professionals' use of smart phones and mobile applications. This article, Part 1, focuses on the popularity of smart phones and their features among different groups of industry professionals; Part 2 focuses on the mobile apps respondents use the most, as well as how they use them and which they would recommend; and, the final article will look at the feasibility of respondents' ideas for an ultimate "killer app" they would like to use in their business.Apple iPhones have gone mainstream in the real estate industry. An Inman News survey reveals that more real estate professionals and technologists are using iPhones than other smart phones -- and turn to them more frequently for a range of business activities. Mobile technologies have exploded in an array of smart phones and thousands of apps. The Inman News smart phone and mobile technol...