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.
Powermat Charging Stations May Soon Require App
Feb 24, 2016
Powermat today announced a new "mobile engagement platform" that will allow public charging station providers such as Starbucks to push marketing directly to phones via an app. Companies that choose to deploy the new platform will be able to require users to download and install the app before their phones will charge.
Verizon Only Carrier to Sell Google Pixel, But There Are Options
Oct 4, 2017
Verizon Wireless is the only U.S. wireless operator that will officially sell the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets, same as it was with last year's Pixels.
Apple to Offer Official Screen Repairs At More Places
Jun 7, 2017
Apple plans to make it easier to repair damaged or broken iPhone screens by distributing its proprietary fix-it machine to third-party stores. Apple Stores use a custom device called the Horizon Machine, which is about the size of a microwave oven, to replace cracked iPhone screens.
TCL Outlines Alcatel and BlackBerry Handset Strategy
Jan 4, 2017
TCL, the parent corporation of Alcatel, unveiled its new handset strategy moving forward. The company will continue to build its Alcatel-branded smartphones that target the low/value end of the market.
Huawei Hopes Wonder Woman Works Wonders for Mate 10 Pro
Jan 9, 2018
Huawei today announced a range of efforts it is taking to increase visibility for its Mate 10 Pro flagship smartphone. To start, the device will be available for pre-order between February 7 and February 17, with a ship date of February 18.
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