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- n. Plural form of netphone.
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Samsung and China-based Huawei Technologies Co. are selling $100 "netphones," co-branded with local carriers, that enable Facebook and other functions, but aren't as robust as smartphones.
Then, however, the sheer productivity and form factor appeal of netphones and, especially, netpads this past spring took over.
High-selling but low power consuming netphones and netpads don't require the same advanced power management chips as PCs, nor the same graphics or memory chips, hence the fall-off in those latter categories and caution from multiple suppliers.