Definitions

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  • noun A cellphone, specifically one that does not have any functionality characteristic of smartphones; a featurephone.

Etymologies

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Constructed as an antonym to smartphone.

Examples

  • - By Tim Conneally, Betanews Microsoft's debut of the KIN yesterday has tech pundits talking about Microsoft's mobile strategy, about the future of Windows Phone, and about the state of the "dumbphone" in general.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • - By Tim Conneally, Betanews Microsoft's debut of the KIN yesterday has tech pundits talking about Microsoft's mobile strategy, about the future of Windows Phone, and about the state of the "dumbphone" in general.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Microsoft's debut of the KIN yesterday has tech pundits talking about Microsoft's mobile strategy, about the future of Windows Phone, and about the state of the "dumbphone" in general.

    Betanews

  • - By Tim Conneally, Betanews Microsoft's debut of the KIN yesterday has tech pundits talking about Microsoft's mobile strategy, about the future of Windows Phone, and about the state of the "dumbphone" in general.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • For every make of "dumbphone" that TouchDevice runs on, the algorithms must be trained to recognise the device's acoustic properties, but he says it's easy to do and won't add significantly to the costs.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • - By Tim Conneally, Betanews Microsoft's debut of the KIN yesterday has tech pundits talking about Microsoft's mobile strategy, about the future of Windows Phone, and about the state of the "dumbphone" in general.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • July 7th, 2009 at 09: 59 PM What is commonly referred to as "dumbphone" or featurephone is essentially a phone device that lacks the smartphone operating system, like Windows Mobile, webOS, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Palm OS.

    pocketnow.com

  • Still, with its 800 MHz processor and advanced capabilities, this has got to be the smartest 'dumbphone' on the market.

    infoSync World

  • As for a quick refresh on the specs, the Pearl 8110 is fairly low end for a BlackBerry device sporting a 2MP camera, quad band GSM (no 3G), integrated GPS, a microSD expansion slot and SureType text input - but it should prove ideal for those looking to make their first step up from a traditional 'dumbphone'.

    TrustedReviews Site-wide Feed

  • "dumbphone", and part of the company's pitch is that salt of the earth folks Church groups!

    Kholsa Wins GroupMe Funding Round | Peter Kafka | MediaMemo | AllThingsD

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  • a phone which is not a smartphone

    January 5, 2013

  • Smaller than a dumbophone.

    January 5, 2013