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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 "Form Factor"?

The form factor of a device is its general look and dimensions. For example, a flip phone is a different form factor to a candy bar design. Smartphones, with their reliance on touchscreen tech, have become almost universally candy bar in aesthetic, but other form factors like clamshell and swivel are still available.f

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