Telecom hardware stocks got slapped around Friday, with many in the smarphone space -- seen by some as one of the recession's bright spots -- among the broader tech sector's biggest losers.

Take Palm ( PALM), for example, which had received a slight reprieve in recent weeks on hopes that it's Pre model would help the company out of its rut. Investors put such hopes aside Friday, sending the stock down 7.1% to $6.15.

Nokia ( NOK) also had a rough time of it, falling 4.1% to $8.74, as did iPhone maker Apple ( AAPL), which ended the day down 4% to $85.30. Motorola finished down 2.2% to $3.10 after the Associated Press reported ex-CFO Paul Liska had sued the company regarding the termination of his employment.

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion ( RIMM), meanwhile, suffered a 4.3% loss to $36.34.

The Nasdaq ended Friday's session down 0.44% at 1293.85.