handheld handheld  /ˈhænd ˈhɛld/


  • (adj) small and light enough to be operated while you hold it in your hands


  1. When your dog barks, the sound is beamed to the handheld and matched to the database.
  2. After so many megahits from Nintendo, its new handheld DSi game player is a bit of a letdown.
  3. We dig the PSP2, the latest PlayStation handheld, but the DS is cheaper and has more games for kids.


  1. Smiths Detection Provides Handheld Explosives Detectors to Protect Pittsburgh Marathon

    Smiths Detection has supplied the Pittsburgh UASI Urban Area Working Group with 15 SABRE 5000 handheld trace detectors, first used to help protect attendees and participants at the
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Microscan's HS-41X Handheld DPM Imager Wins 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, announces that its HS-41X Handheld DPM Imager has won a 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Pumps & Valves Industry category.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: DataCollectionOnline

  3. TraceSpan Launches GPON Tracer™ - The World's First Handheld GPON Tester

    TraceSpan™ Communications, a leader in broadband analysis and monitoring solutions, announced today the release of GPON Tracer™ 380, the first and only handheld tester for on-site GPON network monitoring and troubleshooting
    on June 17, 2013     Source: TestandMeasurement.com


  1. "We have recently seen a steady rise in the number of teens adopting PSP as their primary handheld entertainment system, and we expect the new price will accelerate that trend," said Jack Tretton, president and chief executive of Sony Computer...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Jack Tretton Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I am satisfied that Telstra has . . . sufficiently rectified the problems I identified in January, including handheld handset coverage, customer information provision and the availability of equipment and services," Senator Conroy said.
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Stephen Conroy Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. The investments in the enterprise handheld device market "will provide proven management and security functionality, while giving customers confidence that investments in handheld enterprise devices and line-of-business applications will be...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Steve Ballmer Source: InformationWeek

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