Friday, July 10, 2009

Google Voice Launches, by Invitation Only

Google has sent out invites to sign up for a free Google Voice account.

Formerly called GrandCentral, it’s the Google version of a unified messaging system for managing your calls from a single account. Users can publish a single phone number, then have incoming calls routed to your phone when, as needed be it a landline or your mobile. It also includes centralized voicemail services from a browser-based system and interface. That’s just a start.

If you didn’t get your invitation, you can sign up for one here

AgentWorx: A New iPhone App for, from a Real Estate Pro

AgentWorx is new specialty software developed specifically for iPhone users by broker Chris Larsson in Portland OR. He describes it as an iPhone contactmanagement/productivity application for real estate. Helps organize, retrieve and share essential information in an easily managed form. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPod touch. Available for $9.95. You can learn more here , or download AgentWorx at iTunes

A Budget Buy on Netbooks

Looking for an an easily affordable way to get started with a netbook?

How does 99 cents sound?

That’s right for a limited time, Sprint is offering a Compaq netbook for less than a dollar....with a two year service plan. At this writing, Versizon and Sprint have the same package for $199 with a two-year plan, but time will tell how they respond to the Sprint offer.

To learn more about this offer through Best Buy, start there.( .

If you’re not familar with netbooks, take a look. This, or any other model in this growing category may be just what you need if you want more than a smartphone for mobile computing, but less than a full-sized notebook.