NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The telephony that's got me all excited today, in a small-business sort of way, isn't a cell phone. Or a smartphone. Or even a cordless phone. Believe it or not, it's a desk phone. That's right -- dumb, old desk phones for your small business are in something of a golden age.While telecom heavies such as Cisco (CSCO), Avaya and Nortel (NT) push their pricey new video, telepresence and VoIP initiatives, almost without notice traditional two-line desk phones -- perfect for smaller shops -- have been piling on features, lowering prices and doing away with expensive middlemen and proprietary, so-called PBX digital telephone control units that populate most corporate offices.
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