Glossary terms beginning with T

T9

Also known as: Predictive Text Input T9 (Predictive Text Input) is a system designed by Tegic Communications Inc. (a subsidiary of America Online Inc.) to make text message writing faster and easier. Also called Text on…

Talk Time

Talk time is the total time (in hours or minutes) that a fully charged battery can power a mobile phone whilst making a continuous call. Unless the phone is turned off, or the battery recharged, the…

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol are in fact two cooperating protocols that are essential parts of the Internet protocol set The TCP breaks the data into packets while the IP...

TD-SCDMA

TD-SCDMA is a 3G format of choice for the national standard of 3G mobile telecommunication in China TD-SCDMA was chosen as an attempt to escape dependency on the already implemented Western spread...

TDM

Also known as: Time Division Multiplexing Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) is a common method of multiplexing for digital signals. In this system each channel is divided into a number of repeated time slots, and the multiplexer…

TDMA

Also known as: Time Division Multiple Access Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) is a digital transmission technique used for mobile phone communications, in which a frequency channel is divided into a sequence of time slots, and…

Teleconference

Teleconference is another name for a conference call

TEST

UMTS or the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System is a third generation wireless network technology which allows speeds of up to 2Mbps UMTS is based on the WCDMA technology which is why these...

Tethering

In the context of GSM mobile phones tethering describes the process of connecting a phone to a computer so that the computer can access the internet via an EDGE UMTS HSDPA network In this way the...

Text Message

Also known as: Txt Text Message is another term for a SMS (Short Message Service) text.

Text messaging

Also known as: Texting Texting (or text messaging) is a popular term for the sending of SMS messages.

Texting

Also known as: Text messaging Texting (or text messaging) is a popular term for the sending of SMS messages.

TFD

Also known as: Thin Film Diode TFD (Thin Film Diode) is an emitting display technology invented in the 1960s. A TFD display consists of diodes sandwiched between glass or some other substrate; as this allows the…

TFT

Also known as: Active matrix, Thin Film Transistor TFT (Thin Film Transistor or Active Matrix) LCD is a mass produced display technology that offers improved refresh rates and good contrast over passive matrix displays. It achieves…

Theme

A theme is a motif used in the user interface of a device It usually consists of set of matching elements to create the look of the menus text boxes etc Another popular term used to describe this...

Thin Film Diode

Also known as: TFD TFD (Thin Film Diode) is an emitting display technology invented in the 1960s. A TFD display consists of diodes sandwiched between glass or some other substrate; as this allows the diode for…

Thin Film Transistor

Also known as: Active matrix, TFT TFT (Thin Film Transistor or Active Matrix) LCD is a mass produced display technology that offers improved refresh rates and good contrast over passive matrix displays. It achieves this by…

Third Generation

Also known as: 3G 3G (Third Generation) is a generic term used to refer to the latest standard of wireless mobile telephone networks. Third Generation phones are capable of the high data rates, wide bandwidth and…

Time Division Multiple Access

Also known as: TDMA Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) is a digital transmission technique used for mobile phone communications, in which a frequency channel is divided into a sequence of time slots, and each user is…

Time Division Multiplexing

Also known as: TDM Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) is a common method of multiplexing for digital signals. In this system each channel is divided into a number of repeated time slots, and the multiplexer sequentially switches…

To-Do list

The To-Do list is a type of organizer application available on most mobile phones It allows the user to write down a list of personal tasks These can also be prioritized and if needed assigned a...

Touchscreen

A touchscreen is a display which can detect the presence and location of a touch within the display area. The term generally refers to touch or contact to the display of the device by a finger…

Trackball

A trackball is pointing device allowing four-axis control It consists of a small ball embedded on the device surface partially exposed so the user can move a finger across it to rotate it in any...

Transflash

Refer to microSD.

Transflective

A transflective - also known as transreflective liquid crystal - display LCD is one that is able to reflect most of the sunlight it is exposed to and automatically adjust its backlighting depending...

Tri Band

Also known as: Triple-band Tri-Band Phone is a term applied to wireless telephone handsets that are capable of operating on any of the three internationally designated GSM frequency bands, i.e. GSM 900 (900 MHz), GSM…

Tri-band

A Tri-band GSM phone is one that supports three of the four major GSM frequency bands allowing it to work in most parts of the world The two most common kinds of tri-band GSM phones are the...

Triple band

Also known as: Tri-Band Tri-Band Phone is a term applied to wireless telephone handsets that are capable of operating on any of the three internationally designated GSM frequency bands, i.e. GSM 900 (900 MHz), GSM…

Txt

Also known as: Text Message Text Message is another term for a SMS (Short Message Service) text.