Updated from 3:22 p.m. ET

Widely held tech stocks ended mixed Wednesday amid seesawing in the broader market, with



among the day's bigger losers.

Palm fell 7% to $7.63 after UBS removed its "short-term buy" rating on the smartphone maker.

Shares of Google , recently taken to court by far smaller rival TradeComet, rose 3.1% to $353.11.

Hewlett-Packard shares were down 0.8% to $34.08 ahead of the company's first-quarter earnings report.

Meanwhile, iPhone maker Apple , among the closely watched companies at this year's World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, saw its shares rise 0.2% to 94.37.

Tech giant Microsoft also hovered above the base line, rising 0.2% to $18.12.

Computer maker Dell was down 2.6% to $8.65.