Blackberries Fail Twice as Often as iPhones, But Less Than Treos

Research group SquareTrade recently released the results of a massive cellphone study. They tracked 15,000 individual handsets over their first year of use, and they found some large discrepancies in reliability. The iPhone malfunction rate sat at a comfortable 5.6%. The Blackberry (in its various incarnations) jumped… » 11/12/08 9:15am 11/12/08 9:15am

Rumor: Best Buy to Carry T-Mobile G1 from October 26th

A purported screenshot of a Best Buy sales terminal indicates October 26th as the day that the first Android phone will be showing on shelves at the retailer. This leak follows a similar one » 10/01/08 6:50am 10/01/08 6:50am from just a few days ago that reveals the BlackBerry Bold will be coming to Best Buy, also on the 26th. Accompanying screenshots…

Palm Treo Pro Finds A US Carrier, Is It AT&T?

Palm announced in their quarterly call that it had found an unnamed carrier to sell their new Treo Pro, but declined to mention who, specifically, would peddle the $550 phone (at a potentially subsidized cost). WM Experts seem to think the carrier will be AT&T, which makes enough sense, since AT&T tends to get the big… » 9/19/08 6:36pm 9/19/08 6:36pm

Palm's Grand Plan to Save the Brand Barely a Plan At All

Palm is in a tough place right now, with a staid reputation, a decade-old OS and a line of phones that are all, well, sort of boring. The New York Times ran a piece today » 8/20/08 3:30pm 8/20/08 3:30pm charting Palm's revitalization plans, which are being carried out under the guidance of CEO Ed Colligan and , and they aren't altogether inspiring.…