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Palm is now a TCL company

Posted by Moverick on January 07, 2015  /   no comment
Palm legacy under TCL

As a sequel to my article, Will Palm be back in mobile?, global handset vendor, TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited has announced that it has purchased the Palm brand and will create a new Palm Inc., a US-based company that will take ownership of the Palm brand. According to TCL, “the new Palm Inc. will […]

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Will Palm be back in mobile?

Posted by Moverick on January 02, 2015  /   1 comment
Palm mynewpalm coming soon

Younger mobile users may not remember Palm, but once upon a time, a lot of people swore by the brand. Palm made great palmtops (which were in many ways precursors of the modern smartphone), with large functional touchscreen displays many years before Apple came into mobile. Eventually, Palm also made smartphones starting with the Treo […]

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Poll: Is the future of Windows Phone at the low end?

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on October 23, 2014  /   4 comments
Nokia Lumia 630

The Guardian has a long article pushing the idea that the future of Windows Phone OS is at the low end, based on comments made by Dan Dery, Alcatel’s vice president. Let’s look at a quote from Dan: “We’re not interested in high-end devices – so Windows Phone producing a very, very good consumer experience […]

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Alcatel and the Idol X+ smartphone

Posted by Mobility Arena Beat on April 29, 2014  /   1 comment
Alcatel idol stereo

Old timers will remember Alcatel phones with nostalgia. That was mostly in the pre-smartphone age. The brand used to be quite popular in Nigeria, but is now hardly seen. Some years ago, Glo tried to reintroduce them, but it does not seem that the partnership saw much success. Anyway, back in 2012, Alcatel began to […]

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A remote controller for your smartphone?

Posted by Moverick on September 10, 2013  /   4 comments
HTC Mini Plus

Okay, this is crazy, but here is the story of mobile: first, we had those big, bulky phones and then we kept miniaturising them so that they could truly be mobile. Then we decided we had had enough of tiny and then began to grow them back again. Now, our smartphones are growing so huge […]

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Behold the Yahoo Phone

Posted by Moverick on September 26, 2010  /   9 comments

Well, well, welll. What do you know? Turns out there’s a Yahoo phone? I ran into an article on Wap Review that carried news of the device. From the article: Yahoo VP of Product Management Irv Henderson revealed the existence of a “Yahoo phone” which is now available now in Indonesia. The Alcatel branded Yahoo […]

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Down memory lane with Alcatel phones – part 1

Posted by Moverick on February 10, 2010  /   17 comments
Alcatel OT500/501

How many of us remember Alcatel mobile phones? Well, we do, and with fond memories. Some of our very first mobile phones after GSM technology arrived these shores were mobile devices by Alcatel. Unfortunately, Alcatel does not make mobile phones any longer, though you may find a few models still bearing that brand. But those […]

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