American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The handle-shaped part of a telephone, containing the receiver and transmitter and often a dial or push buttons.
- n. The part of a telephone, containing both receiver and transmitter (and sometimes dial), that is held in the hand
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Electronics) The mouthpiece and earpiece of a communications device mounted on a single handle.
- n. telephone set with the mouthpiece and earpiece mounted on a single handle
- hand + set (Wiktionary)
“For example, eliminating the paper manual and incorporating it into the handset is the major factor in reducing the carbon footprint of the phone by 15%.”
“And the lassie at the Telstra shop (who was extremely helpful) told me that if the phone ever shows up, I'll be contacted, and at the same time, the handset is absolutely worthless to anyone else - it won't take another SIM card.”
“AT&T has a love-hate relationship with the iPhone, acknowledging the handset is responsible for increased revenue, yet fearful its 3G network might crumble under the higher bandwidth from iPhone users.”
“Although it is still the world leader in handset sales - with a 33 percent market share - Nokia has been slow to detect new trends, like folding clamshell models and touch screen handsets.”
“The handset is a beautiful 3. 8-inch WVGA touch-screen display.”
“Sales at LG's mobile communications business, which includes phones, fell 30 percent to 3.22 trillion won "as a result of a decline in handset shipments across developed markets," the company said in presentation materials for investors and a statement.”
“UPDATE: Samsung reportedly told Korean-language news site Danawa that rumors a Nexus Two handset is in the works are "simply not true." (via Boy Genius Report)”
“The $360 plus a bit extra for the handset is well worth being able to surf the web and access email from anywhere for those who need to be or want to be connected 24/7. —”
“Each time the handset is opened, a battle scene takes place featuring characters from the video games.”
“The second handset is the iPod-esque ‘nico’ – a handset with no internet browser or camera.”
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