Palm Closes Retail Shops
Palm stated that it will close all but one of its retail locations in an attempt to help it focus better on bringing its next generation platform to market. The stores will close over the course of the next five weeks, with all of them scheduled to be shut by the end of February. Palm will continue to sell its handsets and branded accessories through its network operator partners, as well as its own web site. Palm also recently said it would lay off some of its 1,200 workers in order to keep costs under control.
TCL to Revive Palm with Help from the Tech Community
TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel OneTouch, today confirmed to Phone Scoop that it has acquired the Palm brand and plans to revive the failed tech company. "We are interested in the brand because we believe the brand has value," said TCL CEO George Guo.
Sprint to Test New Stores with Dixons Carphone
Sprint today announced a new partnership with Europe's Dixons Carphone that will see the companies test 20 new retail stores in various markets around the U.S. Dixons Carphone is a renowned electronics retailer.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.
Sprint Takes Control of 100 Stores from Dixons Carphone
Sprint today said it will acquire 100 retail stores that it has operated in partnership with Dixons Carphone since last year. The two companies created a joint venture in February 2016 that relied on retail know-how from Dixons Carphone to sell Sprint goods and services.
On the business side though, RIM would never buy them out as RIM could do much better on its own, or it would buy them for assets after chapter 11.
Where have I been?
I didn't even know that Palm had stores!
lol, you beat me to it....they had stores? Where?
What a horrible time for Palm