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New Mobile Tools to Look At

Feb 25, 2008


It has been awhile since any new mobile tools have been introduced that could truly make you more efficient, but that is about to change.  A new generation of mobile phones is entering the market that is worth considering changing to as well as new mobile search tools.


Since the iphone was introduced exclusively to ATT, other phone carriers are now introducing phones similar in function and design. Verizon, for instance, has introduced the Voyager. This phone has a similar type iphone interface, but also includes a sliding keyboard.  Like the iphone it offers more consumer based type functions and applications then for business based. For instance, both phones do not allow tasks and to-do lists to be synched with your office exchange services.  But for Internet access and email both are far superior for ease of use.


For business users Blackberry has introduced new models that offer enhanced viewing functions; however, new PDAS on the new Windows Mobile 6 platform is my choice to consider. Mobile 6 fully integrates with your office making your mobile phone a true virtual office.  Email, your to-do lists synching your most important web sites that you use which are all far superior on a mobile 6 phone than anything else I have tested. Verizon has the new 6800 model coming out soon along with the new Samsung T-710. Both of these phones are truly next generation type phones that are worth spending money on.


In addition to phones, two similar products are now available to mobile users. Live Search from Microsoft and Yahoo to Go. These search engines offer city by city searches for everything you can possibly need plus they offer you news, stock and sports reports instantaneously. The interface particularly with Yahoo to Go is a must.  It is very easy to use and offers you one place to go just like its name.  The mapping functions are particularly easy to use with GPS type quality functions and they are pretty much both free.


A new web site that I have found to keep you up-to-date on the latest technology gadgets is . Although not big on comparison of products and detail they are one of the best sites to capture photos of up and coming products that have yet to be introduced to the public.  These are worth the look for any techie types of gadget people like me.



Written by: Hans Hansson


Hans Hansson is President of Starboard TCN Worldwide Real Estate Services as well as a member of the Board of Directors for TCN Worldwide Real Estate. Hans has been an active broker for over 23 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in office leasing and investments. If you have any questions or comments please email or call him at (415) 765-6897. You may also check out his website,

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