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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Clamshell"?

A clamshell is a device that is split into two halves, with a hinge separating the two halves. It was a classic feature phone design with the screen on one half of the clamshell and the number pad on the other half. Like a clamshell (and hence the name) the two sides can be folded together to form a smaller handset when in closed form.

Referred to by: communicator

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