verb (used with object), hand·set, hand·set·ting.
Origin of handset
Examples from the Web for handset
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
Another man quickly picked up a handset and spoke briefly into it.The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole
He lifted the handset from its cradle and dialed the operator.The Lani People|J. F. Bone