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Palm makes a comeback! TCL to 're-create' the brand

The Chinese consumer-electronics company wants to resurrect a once-beloved smartphone brand.

By January 6, 2015


Dear America: Meet unlocked phones

T-Mobile and AT&T's new "no contract" early upgrade plans are just another way to say the same thing: You're paying more for phones than you need to. Go unlocked, and free yourself for real.

By July 16, 2013


Apple pays $10M to license Palm, other patents

Apple has reached patent licensing agreements with Access Co., the Japanese company that owns some patents related to the Palm operating system, as well as Bell Communications Research and Geoworks.

By April 10, 2013


Samsung Galaxy Note: AT&T's jumbo phone wants to make the stylus cool

With a 5.3-inch screen and a tricked-out stylus that can take screenshots and let you freestyle drawings and notes, the LTE-ready Samsung Galaxy Note is an interesting take on the familiar Android smartphone.

By January 9, 2012


When does technology become obsolete?

The concept of obsolescence is not as straightforward as it might appear.

By November 28, 2011


HP jumps into the ultrabook game with the $899 HP Folio

The HP Folio slim laptop has an Intel Core i5-2467M CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a backlit keyboard.

By November 15, 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: Can Nokia come back from the dead?

Nokia once ruled cell phones. But it's never made a successful smartphone for the U.S. market. It just released two Lumia smartphones running the Windows Phone OS. Will this reverse Nokia's misfortune? Rafe Needleman asks CNET experts Jessica Dolcourt, Jay Greene, and Roger Cheng.

By October 28, 2011


Is the keyboard the only thing keeping BlackBerry afloat?

Some recent encounters by a CNET executive editor suggest that the BlackBerry's dwindling fortunes may be hanging by a keyboard. Is there anything BlackBerry can do to stem the fall?

By September 10, 2011


What should WebOS smartphone and tablet owners do now?

CNET offers some humorous advice on what Palm WebOS device owners should do with their products. And we also offer some practical information about support for WebOS devices.

By August 19, 2011


The 411: AT&T still missing BlackBerry's Bridge

Every two weeks, Senior Associate Editor Nicole Lee answers your questions about cell phones, smartphones, and all things mobile.

By May 9, 2011