Cell Phones 101: Buttons, Connections And Accessories Explained

Author Administrator 30.12.2009. | 22:28

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By Francisco Pupo

Cell phones, they come in all shapes and sizes, with many different forms of information entry. From the good old fashioned ‘Keypad’ phone to the newer Qwerty and touchscreen phones there is a cell phone out there for everybody.

With all the new cell phones on the market, it can be difficulty to identify the function of each button and connection slot. So we have gone through some of our popular cellphone and identified each of the buttons and connection slots so you can have a firm understanding of how everything works.

Before we start we need to take a look at some of the more common interfaces:

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Now we know what buttons we are looking at lets take a look at what each of these buttons generally do:

Mini USB -The second smallest USB connection. It is used for connecting your cellphone to a computer and charging your battery.

Micro USB – The smallest USB connection. It is used for connecting your cellphone to a computer and charging your battery.

RSK/Right Soft Key – A multi-functioning key that does something different on every cellphone. It is usually located on the upper right of the keypad.

LSK/Left Soft Key – A multi-functioning key that does something different on every cellphone. It is usually located on the upper left of the keypad.

Confirm Key – A multi-functioning key that is usually located in the top center of the phone, directly under the screen, if it has text it usually has the word OK.

Navigation Keys – The touch sensitive ring around the Confirm Key. These work like the D-pad on a game system and help you move to the option that you want to select.

Dial Key – There can be two of these depending on how many SIM cards the phone can use. If there is a dial key button it is normally on the left hand side of the phone below the screen. It is usually green.

Power On/Off or Call End Key – This is the button that is used to end calls and/or switch the phone on/off. It is usually red and is frequently on the right hand side of the phone.

Volume Control Bar – Some phones like our very cool Metro – Dual SIM Swivel Screen QWERTY Cosmopolitan Phone have this button. It allows you to raise/lower the volume of music without changing the settings. Is also used to scroll through ebooks.

Application hot keys – These are pre-set buttons which will act as shortcuts to various features on the phone. They usually have picture icons to tell you what they do.

Input Selection Key – This is a key that changes the input between numbers, uppercase letters, letters, predictive text and various language displays. It is very useful when putting together SMS messages.

Texting Hotkey – This is a shortcut key which puts the phone into the ‘create a new SMS’ mode.

Stylus – This is used to navigate a touchscreen interface.

Micro SD slot – This is a slot which holds and reads a micro SD card. A flash memory device which holds things like music, movies, pictures and more.

2.5mm Jack – A common connection used for 2.5mm headphones which are frequently used by mini devices.

3.5mm Jack – A common connection used for 3.5mm headphones.

There you have it, a list of the most common buttons and connections used on cellphones today. You can now go to
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Author Administrator 30.12.2009. | 22:28
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  1. gerardo January 6, 12:09

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  2. ??????? January 27, 23:49

    Please, this phone supports Java? (Quad Band Dual SIM Touchscreen Multimedia Cellphone ?Model CVSC-M10 Cell Phone)
    Thank you very much.

  3. punkkostas February 13, 01:26

    Hi there ,can you please tell if i can add any game or software at mine CVSC-m10.

  4. hermy May 2, 16:55

    I just acquired Odyssey phone. I am already connected to wifi and trying to install ebuddy but I always got the message ” your internet settings must be activated for java applications”. How should I do this? When I google it there are no applications for china mobile phones. how is this?

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