Slang for a category of cellphones geared to teenage girls and women who want their devices to have personality and flair. Ladyphones have come in a variety of colors, shapes and decorations.
Android in Plum
In 2011, HTC's Android-based Rhyme included a light attached to a cord that plugs into the headphone jack. It was designed to dangle outside the woman's pocketbook and light up to discreetly notify her when a call or message comes in. (Image courtesy of HTC Corporation, www.htc.com)
Dolce & Gabbana Edition
The Sony Ericsson Jalou, Dolce & Gabbana edition with 24-carat gold plating, was touted as "the" elegant addition to a woman's wardrobe. Introduced in 2009, it included a Web browser, FM radio, GPS, media player, still and video cameras. (Image courtesy of Sony Ericsson Communications AB.)