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(VIDEO) For some people, the older the smartphone, the better

FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2007, file photo, a C3 flip phone from Pantech is shown, on a keyboard for size comparison, in New York. More than 90 percent of smartphone users trade up for newer models within two years, according to experts. But a fraction of the population continues to cling to older phones, some 3 to 4 years old, or more. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

NEW YORK — Between splashy launches, lavish new-phone offers (get a free HDTV on activation!) and frequent software updates that slow down your old handset, it sometimes feels like the entire technology industry is pushing you to buy the latest smartphone. Yet some holdouts resist. Take Zak Sommerfield, 35, a software analyst in New York, who has hung onto his ...

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As Karen nears, Department of Health introduces smartphone app for emergencies

JACKSON, Miss. – Just in time for Tropical Storm Karen to make landfall this weekend, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is introducing a smartphone app to stay up to date on health and safety information throughout Mississippi during an emergency. The MS Ready app will keep you informed of breaking health emergencies and safety alerts in real time ...

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BancorpSouth closes offering; BancorpSouth Insurance launches app

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has closed an underwritten public offering of 10,952,381 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10.50 per share. The gross proceeds from the offering, before expenses, were $109.3 million. The proceeds from the offering will be used by the financial institution for general corporate purposes, including to maintain certain capital levels ...

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Presley's office eyeing wireless carriers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley’s office has begun random checks of wireless phone retailers to ensure compliance with the Consumer Code for Wireless Service. PSC regulations require designated wireless companies comply with the code, which provides consumer rights at the point of purchase such as a 14-day trial period, the availability of a map detailing ...

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J.D. Power: Smartphone performance declining

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — As the number of smartphone customers has continued to grow during the past six months, call quality performance has declined during that same period of time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Wireless Call Quality Performance Study—Volume 1 released Feb. 17. The semiannual study measures wireless call quality, based on seven problem areas that ...

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