Reorganization At Palm Contributes to Layoffs
Palm has laid off more than 100 people, or about 10% of its workforce, as well as reassigned some of its employees in an on-going internal reorganization that it hopes will help revive the company. Palm brought in a former Apple employee, Jon Rubinstein, to help resurrect the smartphone maker's lineup of devices. He had a hand in crafting the final stages of the recently released Centro, and is concentrating the company's efforts on finalizing its next-generation operating system so it can launch fully realized new devices in late 2008 or early 2009. Palm has struggled recently to retain a hold of the smartphone market. Its share stands at just 4%, while competitors such as RIM and Nokia have grabbed 9% and 46%, respectively.
Hands On with Alcatel's New 5, 3, and 1 Series Smartphones
Alcatel showed off new hardware at CES this week, though it stopped short of fully announcing any new phones. The 5 Series, 3 Series, and 1 Series devices will encompass its entire smartphone range moving forward.
OnePlus Says OnePlus 3 and 3T to Get Android O
Peter Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, said via his Twitter account that the company's top two phones will receive Android O. "A lot of you have been asking, so I'm proud to say Android O will come to OnePlus 3 and 3T," noted Lau.
Final Android Wear 2.0 Preview Adds iOS Support
Google today made the final preview of Android Wear 2.0 available to developers. Google is expected to release the new wearable platform to the public — alongside new smartwatches — at some point in early February.
Microsoft Prepared to Cut More Jobs
Microsoft is planning to announce a new round of layoffs as early as today, reports the New York Times. Many of the cuts will target employees in Microsoft's hardware group, such as the smartphone unit it bought from Nokia in 2014.
Palms Problems are Self-Inflicted
Our Blackberry sales have soared, and now make up at least 2/3 of our PDA sales.
Palm needs a complete overhaul and give their fans ...
We couldn't wait until January, we decided it would be a good idea to fire a bunch of people right before Christmas.
It's not the people, it's their devices!! Palm has some decent models out there, however they just need to rework the design of them. My experience with them comes down to the bu...