THE BLACKBERRY STORM 2. ANOTHER REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Infinity

Ok.  I took the plunge.

Yesterday I went out and made the decision.  I purchased my first smart phone...

I bought the new BlackBerry Storm 2...

                                                      My Blackberry posing on Erin's Table
                                                 -My new BlackBerry Storm 2 poses on my daughter's table.

It sure looks pretty.  All shiny and new.  Big touch screen...

As an investment in my real estate business, the purchase was long overdue...

Afterall, my old phone was just a phone.  It didn't have a camera.  I was in the Stone Age...

And I strive to be a tech and social media savvy agent.  Heck, I even tweet...

So I am excited about the phone, yet I still find myself wondering...

What do I do with the thing?

Ken

A Realtor you can trust. 

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Rainmaker
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Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I've been looking at one of those. Please post again and let us know how you like it.

Nov 09, 2009 03:56 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

I currently have the Curve, and have been wondering about upgrading/switching to the Storm.   Look forward to hearing how you like it.

Nov 09, 2009 03:59 AM #8
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Sea, Leslie, Lani, Olga, Shirley, Robert, Laxson, and Robert.  Wow.  What a positive response.

I have found learning on the fly fairly easy.  A bit overwhelming the first day...

I am very excited about its uses for work.

Erin will be a little tech genius!

Thanks for stopping in,

Ken

Nov 09, 2009 05:52 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI
REALTOR (R)

Ken, I bought a black berry curve about 8 months ago, I don't know how I got along without it before! Good luck and let us know what you think once you get used to it.

Nov 09, 2009 06:27 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Would love a blackberry! You'll figure it out in no time.....

Nov 09, 2009 06:58 AM #11
Rainmaker
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David Timm
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Fort Collins, CO
CRS, EcoBroker, GRI, ABR

I took a Verizon service person around looking at condos and she taught me more in a couple hours than i learned my first 2 months.

Nov 09, 2009 07:32 AM #12
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Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I love my Blackberry and I know you will love yours as well! Have fun with it Ken.

Nov 09, 2009 08:38 AM #13
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Daniel Sundberg
Crystal Springs Real Estate - Kentwood, MI

Welcome to the "Crack-berry" club.  I'm sure you'll be addicted to that thing before you know it!

Nov 09, 2009 08:47 AM #14
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Daniel, Terrie, David, Marilyn, and Mike.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

I have waffled for a few months.  I phone?  BlackBerry?  What is this Droid?

In the end, I wanted Verizon service and went for the Storm.

I love hearing all your positive responses!

Thanks again,

Ken 

Nov 09, 2009 09:20 AM #15
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Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Dedham, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Ken-I have had my Blackberry for almost 2 years now, and I couldn't function without it. Enjoy it!

Nov 09, 2009 09:54 AM #16
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Roy Paeth
Keller Williams Inspire - Geneva, IL
Just a regular guy helping real people!

Hey Ken i am in the same boat. I plan on heading out in the next couple of weeks to look some form of smartphone. By the way is that Candyland the phone is on?

Nov 09, 2009 09:59 AM #17
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Evan Russell
ERA Russell Realty Group - Boston, MA

remeber no texting while driving my friend, even though clients want info NOW!  The first time you wake up at 4 am and check you email.....well dont do it.

 

your friend Evan

Nov 09, 2009 11:02 AM #18
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Erin Newington
(916) 585-3858 - Elk Grove, CA
Elk Grove Realtor

I picked the Blackberry Tour recently! About a month in I realized how much in the dark ages I was! It has made a big impact to my productivity. It does become a habit though! So tempting to check each email as it chimes in! Have fun!

Nov 09, 2009 11:45 AM #19
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

I think that you will enjoy the new phone.  I have recently bought the Blackberry Curve 8310 and totally enjoy it.

Nov 09, 2009 12:25 PM #20
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Don, Erin, Evan, Roy, and Joe.  Thanks for stopping in!

Yes, it is a Candyland table!

I am very excited.  I was so caught up in the brand, I didn't make a decision.

The more I read how pleased everyone is, the more I am excited to learn.

Thanks again,

Ken

Nov 10, 2009 01:22 AM #21
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Crystal Bush
I Am Marketing - Atlanta, GA

It's actually a table?  Cute.  I'm strugling with the decision of the smartphone.  It would make life easier, I'm sure, but I don't know if I can do such a big phone.  I like my smaller phones. 

Nov 10, 2009 02:03 AM #22
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Crystal.  Yes, it is a Candyland table.  Complete with two chairs, a drawer, and game pieces!

It does feel like a lot of phone to be carrying around...

Thanks for stopping in,

Ken

Nov 10, 2009 07:29 AM #23
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Sham Pathania
Zolo Realty, Brokerage - Toronto, ON

Enjoy Ken ! But, I am back to Backberry curve 8320. Didn't like touch phone concept much. I really enjoy punching the QWERY keys rather tham using the styles !! The track ball is ultimate !

Nov 10, 2009 02:51 PM #24
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

What is funny about having this type of phone is after a while you wonder how you ever did business with out it!

Nov 12, 2009 12:29 AM #25
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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Sham and Bill.  Thanks much for reading.

I am starting to feel attached.  Still not fully up and running, but am realizing it's value...

Thanks again,

Ken

Nov 12, 2009 02:36 AM #28
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