Definitions

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  • n. mobile phone

Etymologies

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hand +‎ phone

Examples

  • That kind of handphone can use to hit bag snatcher now.

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  • I mentioned "handphone" to her as a local usage that should go into the dictionary because it is so widely used in Asia - and isn't it much nicer sounding than than "mobile" (beloved of Brits and antipodeans) and more descriptive than "cellphone" of American usage?

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  • I think he mistook that using "handphone" to take photos for their personal matters instead of doing their job.

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  • One of the uses that drew gasps from the audience was the 'handphone'; with no other surface readily available, Mistry projected the phone's dial pad onto the palm of his hand, touching the numbers to dial and make a call.

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  • Is there any reason to choose 19$ plan while paying for handset instead of higher plan (and pay less or free for handphone)?.

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  • May 14, 2009 at 1: 19 PM it's a great tool, but I prefer manual calendar, which i put at my workspace beside my laptop, easy to mark, easy to write, and I use my handphone to set reminder for important events

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  • For example, the phrase "Eh boss, pass me your handphone, lah!" although is in the English language, contains words derived from Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures.

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  • In March, the Bangalore-based company said it lost business from U.S.-based wireless products developer Kyocera Wireless Corp. for which MindTree was offering handphone design services.

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  • Shay led her to the center of it all, where a round kiosk was inhabited by a small figure talking on an old-fashioned handphone.

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  • The Special said something into a handphone, and Tally glanced down at Zane.

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