I just got an iPhone, and I love it. Its way better for browsing the internet, email and messages. I don’t know what coverage will be like, and if it will be better or worse than the Blackberry, but I look forward to trying it out in the plane (the map apps and aviation apps more than the communication side).
I like some of the regular apps like the notes and voice memos, and think its superior, overall, to the Blackberry that I had. I’ve got the Otter case (which I also had with the Blackberry and which I really recommend if you’re hard on equipment)with it so it appears pretty bomb-proof.
For my first app I downloaded the relatively new REALTOR.CA app. It’s pretty interesting. Its free app and will show all the active listings across BC and Canada. The map starts out at the location that the phone is, meaning that initially it shows all the listings near you, but if you want you can simply shrink the map, slide over to another locale and see what’s for sale there. That’s where coverage will become important. Once you’re out of cel range you won’t be able to find out about a property close to you.
It will even let you search for realtors (I have to load a picture on their platform now!) complete with phone number (yes, it’s true, I’m just a tap away!) You can even find my listing on Tibbles Lake, near Quesnel.
All in all I’m impressed.
Rob Chipman is a realtor based in Vancouver, BC, who really enjoys flying, real estate and the Cariboo/Chilcotin. His company, Coronet Realty Ltd., located at 3582 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A7, specializes in real estate sales and property management. If you’d like to contribute anecdotes, information or photos to this page, please drop me an email!