John Paczkowski

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Palm’s Pixi: Soon to be a Great Happy-Meal Prize

Here’s one way for Palm (PALM) to get rid of the 197 days of inventory it reportedly hasn’t been able to move off the shelves: a free-with-2-year-contract deal. That’s what Sprint’s (S) done with the Pixi, the Palm Pre’s underpowered sibling. The offer is currently good at the carrier’s online store only, but I suspect it will soon extend to its brick-and-mortar outlets as well. Given Palm’s aforementioned inventory problem and recent news that retail partners like Radio Shack are phasing out its poorly selling smartphones, it was only a matter time before we saw the zero-dollars-on-contract-scheme come into play here.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus