Definitions

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  • n. A mobile phone that has some advanced capabilities but is not as powerful as a smartphone.

Etymologies

feature +‎ phone (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Can't the Craft simply be classified as a featurephone running Samsung's TouchWiz OS-basically just another dumbed-down device that offers limited capabilities?

    Ars Technica

  • - We'd be tempted to use the word "featurephone" on the X6 (pictured) if it wasn't Nokia behind the handset, pumping the relatively chubby 0. 55-inch thick form factor with 32GB of storage, a 5 megapixel camera, a dual LED flash, TV-out, and a 3. 2-inch touchscreen.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Wednesday, April 8 2009 mobileinsider – if you were in Japan then your featurephone would likely already be packing 1seg digital tv.

    What Will Mobile Phones Look Like in 2010?

  • While voip on iPhone might apply some useful pressure on the the crazy tariffs charged by the carriers ($130 for voice, data, long distance), it is the itouch that will recieve the really big impact of voip - in a stingy market where the next 25% cohort of featurephone subscribers looks around for a practical smartphone.

    Review: Skype for iPhone. Verdict: Awesome.

  • More talk of smartphones diving into featurephone ground

    More talk of smartphones diving into featurephone ground - Google 24/7 - Fortune Tech

  • This is a featurephone, and many of the "additional services" offered by the different tiers appear to rely on specific apps-a bit different than, say, just blocking a bunch of websites unless a user subscribes to a more expensive tier.

    Ars Technica

  • On average, Android phones are used far less for web browsing or buying paid apps; indeed, the data suggest that most Android phone buyers aren't using them for much more than "featurephone" services.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • And most of their sales volume comes not from switchers from one platform to the other, but from people who are upgrading from a featurephone.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But its fragmentation has already started, and its ability to compete with the iPhone in the long run seems dubious ... unless its goal is to become the neat featurephone OS, a la Symbian.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Microsoft's Kin and the emergence of featurephone data tiers

    SlashGear

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