- the usual SE Asian English term for mobile phone
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Examples from the Web for handphone
As the car started down and the doors closed I lifted the handphone.
I got a few shots of that, and then unhooked the handphone of my radio.
Then she buzzed Bish on the handphone, and told me he'd see me in a few minutes.
It lasted for almost two hours; he used a handphone to interject comments and explanations.A Slave is a Slave
Henry Beam Piper
I reached into the front pocket of my "camera" case for the handphone, to shift to two-way.