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More residents are ringing in new year with smartphone

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sara Avery of Sikeston enters data into her new iPhone at esi.comm in Sikeston. According to Nielsen Co., smartphones will overtake regular cell phones in the U.S. by the end of 2011.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)

SIKESTON -- Noel Lazcano said he can describe a smartphone in two words: mobile office.

But the manager of Homestead Electronics in Sikeston said it's not only the white-collar professionals who are trading in their basic cell phones for smartphones these days.

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