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What is a Feature Phone?

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Feature phones are basically low-end mobile phones. The difference is that they have more computing abilities than “dumb phones”, though are lesser feature-packed than smartphones.

The latest, more advanced mobile phones are oftentimes referred to as feature phones. Feature phones lack an operating system and often run apps based on Java ME and BREW.

Feature phones have less advanced programming APIs and cannot run native applications specific to smartphone platforms.

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