Also called French telephone. a telephone having a mouthpiece and earpiece mounted at opposite ends of a handle.
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How to use handset in a sentence
If you need to lend your phone to someone, but still worry about their unfettered access to your handset, know that you can lock people inside one particular app or prevent them from installing anything while you’re not looking.Here’s your checklist for maximum smartphone security | David Nield | January 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
You can still pair them with other Android handsets, but you’re going to lose key parts of the software integration.Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are a solid AirPods alternative | Brian Heater | January 15, 2021 | TechCrunch
For one thing, premium handsets got expensive, routinely topping out over $1,000.
It says it faces competition from Google’s Android operating system, which is used by competing handset makers like Samsung and Google itself.The ‘app store’ before there was an App Store wants to liberate your iPhone … again | Reed Albergotti | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Nokia-branded handsets are not only a source of anonymized customer data, or first-party data, for targeting and measurement, they’re also a source of telemetry data on how the phone is being used.‘Find operational efficiencies’: Nokia’s handset marketers adopt hybrid model in pursuit of smartphone marketshare | Seb Joseph | December 3, 2020 | Digiday
One of the biggest choices Google has to make going forward is in mobile handset development.Nine Juiciest Bits From Google CEO Larry Page’s Fortune Interview | Matthew Zeitlin | December 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It owns Motorola, but handset producers like Samsung and LG make the most popular phones that run on Android.Nine Juiciest Bits From Google CEO Larry Page’s Fortune Interview | Matthew Zeitlin | December 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
To get at the rest, Google created Android and gives it away free to handset makers.Apple’s Move to Spite Google and Use Its Own Map Software Hurts Customers | Dan Lyons | June 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Android is created by Google but used by dozens of handset makers, including Samsung, HTC and Motorola.The Virus in Your Pocket: a Boom in Android Malware | Dan Lyons | February 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Microsoft, too, has been shaking down Android handset makers, demanding royalties on every phone they sell.
Another man quickly picked up a handset and spoke briefly into it.The Best Made Plans | Everett B. Cole
He picked up the nearest handset, saw that it was to the galley, and switched quickly.Let'em Breathe Space | Lester del Rey
He took a small handset from his pocket and pressed the stud.Out Like a Light | Gordon Randall Garrett
He lifted the handset from its cradle and dialed the operator.The Lani People | J. F. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for handset
a telephone mouthpiece and earpiece mounted so that they can be held simultaneously to mouth and ear
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