Updated from 3:05 p.m. EDT
In the spirit of "every little bit helps," stocks in the telecom space did their part Tuesday to keep the tech sector afloat.
led the group, rising 4.5% to $29.83.
was fast on its heels, rising 4.2% to $25.37.
, meanwhile, rose 2.2% to $12.60.
, after spending most of the day stuck firmly in the red following a downgrade at Wachovia, rallied 1.4% to $3.62.
Gearmakers also marked solid gains.
rose 6.6% to $3.89.
Research In Motion
climbed 6.4% to $41.66.
was up 5.3% to $8.14. iPhone maker
rose 4.4% to $99.66.
shares spent most of the day in the red after the firm announced 1,700 more layoffs, but ultimately rose 1.2% to $11.48.