Feature Phones

A feature phone is a mobile phone which is priced at the mid-range in a wireless provider's hardware lineup. The term "feature phone" is a retronym. It is intended for customers who want a moderately priced and multipurpose phone without the expense of a high-end smartphone. A feature phone has additional functions over and above a basic mobile phone which is only capable of voice calling and text messaging. Due to the quick progression in capabilities, current mid-range devices in a carrier's lineup today may be more advanced than previous high-end devices just a few years ago.Feature phones may often be marketed by certain carriers under various terms.
Posts about Feature Phones
  • How Facebook Sees How Thousands of Devices React to Code Changes

    … device lab—outfitted with a custom-built rack—that allows us to run tests on thousands of phones. The process of building a lab in our data center wasn’t a direct path, and we learned a lot along the way as we worked to scale out the promise of CT-Scan. However, before the mobile device lab came the sled, the gondola and the “slatwall.” Reversat…

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  • Internet.org App Launches in Tanzania

    … The Internet.org application that debuted in Zambia in July is now available in a second nation in Africa, as Tigo and Internet.org announced the availability of the app to the telecommunications carrier’s subscribers in Tanzania. Tigo subscribers will be able to access the following mobile sites, free-of-charge, via the app: These services…

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  • Introducing Safety Check

    … to incorporate what we’ve learned. This project soon became Safety Check, which will be available globally on Android, iOS, feature phones and desktop. The team set out to create a simple and easy-to-use tool that allows people to connect with their network of friends and family when it matters most. Here’s how it works: When the tool is activated…

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  • Facebook Fires Back at Internet.org Critic

    … Most companies respond to criticism in the press with statements by executives or spokespeople, but Facebook answered a column in The New York Times by Evgeny Morozov panning its Internet.org initiative to connect the rest of the world to the Internet with comments by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Stanford University School…

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  • Facebook’s First Ad-Agency Pact in India: GroupM

    … as more robust data, consumer insights and research reports. Our partnership with GroupM will benefit clients to reach over 100 million people in India, 84 million on mobile — both smartphone and feature phone - and custom audiences within the 100 million in urban and rural India. We are excited about this wide-ranging collaboration, which combines…

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  • Internet.org App to Debut in Zambia

    … billion people" — announced the launch of its app, starting with Airtel subscribers in Zambia. AccuWeather Airtel eZeLibrary Facebook Facts for Life Google Search Go Zambia Jobs Kokoliko MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action) Messenger Wikipedia WRAPP (Women's Rights App) Zambia uReport One year ago, I announced…

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  • 2Q EARNINGS: Facebook Tops 1.5M Active Advertisers

    … our first India SMB roundtable. One of the entrepreneurs I met, Vivek Prabhakar, built his house just a few years ago to raise the money to start his and his wife's dream business, Chumbak, a company that makes India Inspired products. Facebook is Chumbak's leading marketing channel, and it is responsible for 35 percent of online revenue and 38…

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