“The only constant is change.” It’s a quote you’ve likely heard, but your interpretation of it will vary based on context. When Heraclitus of Ephesus said it around 500 BC, he was referring to the universe and everything in it. To me, it is a perfect one sentence definition for technology, even though it precedes our modern perception of technology by a couple thousand years.
The smartphone industry thrives on change. Unless manufacturers can fabricate new reasons for consumers to buy new phones every couple of years, the industry would stagnate and most of those companies would go belly up in a matter of months. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. While I hate spending a couple hundred bucks on an imminently obsolete device, I’m sure glad I’m not still using that old Motorola flip phone I had back in 2001.
When I wrote my first post on smartphones about 11 months ago, the buzz about Google’s open source mobile operating system Android was just beginning to build, and the Palm Pre was being called an iPhone Killer. Now, the Droid and Nexus One are hot, and we know the iPhone is safe from the Palm threat.
Just like last time, this post focuses on features for real estate agents.