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  • n. Plural form of dumbphone.


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  • But with the majority of phone sales being "dumbphones" - or relatively low-end cellular devices - the company's strategy of relying heavily on smartphone sales as a strength has yet to pan out.

    Wired Top Stories

  • As Nokia's head honcho, he's tasked with ushering a once-dominant mobile phone company - a business that built its fortunes on "dumbphones" - into a new era where even the most cost-conscious consumers are looking to buy smartphones.

    Wired Top Stories

  • Still, the majority of the world's mobile phones are still "dumbphones" - not BlackBerrys, not iPhones, and not smartphones that run Facebook's app - so SMS isn't going anywhere in the short term.

    Wired Top Stories

  • The numbered phones are really hi-end dumbphones, which is a valid market in itself, but don't delude yourself to think it will attract ppl that is willing to pay the premium in this lucrative smartphone market, so we really should just not count those, right?

    All About Symbian - News

  • Most of the handsets in use are not smartphones, which already are beginning to replace so-called dumbphones -- slowly at first but increasing numbers over the next three or four years.


  • But the world currently buys about 1. 3bn phones a year, the vast majority of which are "dumbphones" – ie simple handsets that can't access the internet and which are much cheaper to own and run.

    iPhone worship has seen the media lose all sense of proportion

  • Text to speech would only work with a small handful of "dumbphones" that aren't very popular anymore.

    The Ford SYNC system reads text messages... in theory

  • - A few quick notes on the smartphones bloodbath, and the related 'dumbphones' market share battle.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Recent trends suggest that we are seeing the end of "dumbphones" non smartphones in favor of low end Android powered devices.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Acoustic trick gives 'dumbphones' touchscreen feel

    New Scientist - Online News


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