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Apple partner Foxconn reportedly USA-bound

Apple partner Foxconn reportedly USA-bound

In a surprise move that would make very little obvious sense to the average consumer, a report this week has Foxconn opening a manufacturing plant in the USA in the very near future. This would have the main manufacturer of Apple mobile devices such as the iPad and the iPhone coming to the home country of the iCreator, and according to Digitimes, they've got sources who confirm such a move. Foxconn has been the subject of many reports over the past several years regarding their production yields, manufacturing processes, and visits by Apple's own Tim Cook.

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PS3 might finally be on the way to China

PS3 might finally be on the way to China

In some regions of the world, players have been enjoying their PlayStation 3s for six years now. That isn't the case for China, which banned game consoles back in 2000. That means no Wii, no Xbox 360, and no PS3 for Chinese gamers, but that might all be changing soon - at least as far as the PS3 is concerned. According to Techinasia, the PS3 was certified in China earlier this year, which might mean that it won't be long before the PS3 is officially available in the country.

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Obama and Romney talk Apple and outsourcing to China

Obama and Romney talk Apple and outsourcing to China

Last night's second presidential debate of the 2012 election was a heated one, and both candidates seemed to be on edge and were ready to throw on the boxing gloves if need be. Towards the end of the debate, both President Obama and Governor Romney were asked about how they would bring jobs back to the US from China, using Apple as the company in question. To say the least, they both had completely different ideologies on the matter.

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Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL unboxing and hands-on

This week we're getting our hands on the Huawei Ascend D quad XL, a quad-core smartphone made to bring the brand up to speed with the rest of the hardcore top-tier smart device universe in more ways than one. This device will be spreading across the market in China rather soon with its 4.5-inch IPS+ LCD touchscreen with a massive 720 x 1280 pixel resolution - that's 326ppi, for those of you keeping track. In this initial look we'll do a basic flipping back and forth on the displays and a show of the hardware as it stands here right before the big drop. UPDATE: we now have our Huawei Ascend D1 quad XL full review up and prepared for your perusal!

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Huawei claims US committee was “committed to a predetermined outcome”

Huawei claims US committee was “committed to a predetermined outcome”

In a quickfire response back to accusations that Huawei and ZTE were less than desirable when it came to international companies bringing technology to the USA, the latter company has made it clear that they couldn't disagree more with the US commission's message. In an extended note from Huawei, they begin by saying that "despite our best effort, the Committee appears to have been committed to a predetermined outcome." Huawei is not pleased with what the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has done to their image, needless to say.

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Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Foxconn denies reports of worker strike

Yesterday, China Labor Watch reported that three to four thousand Foxconn quality assurance workers went on strike after iPhone 5 quality demands were raised to extremes. The report also stated that a fight broke out between workers that sent some to the hospital, and that a contributing factor in the strike was that workers weren't allowed to take time off during the week-long national holiday that kicked off at the beginning of last week. Today, Foxconn is denying that a strike ever happened, saying that production on the iPhone 5 has "continued on schedule."

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Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Nokia Lumia 510 leaks for tight pockets

Those of you wanting to get in on the Windows Phone game with Nokia's next-generation smartphone lineup but don't want to shell out the cash might be happy with what's been leaked today - a Nokia Lumia 510. I emphasize "might", especially since this device has been tipped as coming with Windows Phone 7.8, the version that was revealed with Windows Phone 8 with nearly - but not quite - the same features as the futuristic Microsoft mobile OS. This device has been spotted in a blurry photo and in hands-on video format.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processors for smartphones expand lineup

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processors for smartphones expand lineup

Several new high-volume smartphone ready Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processors have been revealed for the mass market today along with Reference Design Counterparts for device makers of all kinds. This release lets the world know that Qualcomm is ready to continue their fast-forward assault on the smartphone world with upgraded versions of the already successful Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225 and MSM8625 processors. With the quad-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q, you'll be working with next-generation power by the first quarter of 2013.

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