• 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)

    For some people, the older the smartphone, the better

    NEW YORK (AP) — 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.