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Feature Phone

Any mobile phone that is not a smartphone.

Feature phones have proprietary operating system (OS) firmware. If they support third-party software, it is only via a relatively limited platform such as Java or BREW.

Compared to software for smartphones, Java or BREW software (for feature phones) is often less powerful, less integrated with other features of the phone, and less integrated into the main user interface of the phone.

See: smartphone

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