A set of implementor agreements specifying the use of a particular standard (or group of standards) to support a particular application, function, community, environment, or class of information. A profile selects options, subsets, values of parameters, etc., where these choices are left open in the standard, and where these selections are necessary to accomplish identified functions. A profile may also specify aspects of client and server behavior that are beyond the scope of the base standards. Purpose of a profile include: (1) to provide a specification for vendors to build to, resulting in products that will interoperate; and (2) to provide a specification that customers may reference for procurement purposes.
a group of phone settings (ringing tones, keypad tones, warning tones) that you can customize. With profiles you can create sets of combined tones and screensavers to suit different environments or times of day.