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Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Report: Foxconn named preferred bidder by Sharp

Foxconn has prevailed in its hopeful bid to buy Japanese company Sharp, according to a new report. We heard rumbles about such plans in late January, and now sources have surfaced claiming Sharp Corporation has selected Foxconn of Taiwan as the preferred bidder. If the sources are correct, Foxconn is willing to fork out the Yen equivalent of $5.9 billion for Sharp, which has struggled to compete in a market dominated by bigger players.

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Foxconn really wants to buy Sharp, Japan government wary

Foxconn really wants to buy Sharp, Japan government wary

Sharp, a well-known brand when it comes to displays, screens, and TVs, is a company in deep financial trouble. There is no escaping that fact. The only question now is who will bail it out of its fate. It might seem surprising that Foxconn, the contract manufacturing company most famous for assembling Apple's devices, is offering a handsome some to buy Sharp. The fact that Foxconn is a Taiwanese company, however, is sending warning signals to Japanese officials, complicating the matter for Sharp and its future.

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OnePlus taps Foxconn in India, puts phone on sale for 1-hour

OnePlus taps Foxconn in India, puts phone on sale for 1-hour

OnePlus has expanded their manufacturing of smartphones to India in a move that'll bring jobs to one of the regions in which they sell the most devices. The OnePlus crew have also announced that they'll be releasing the OnePlus 2 again for 1-hour this afternoon in another of their many moves to create hype around the device and its production. While it was expected that a special event in India today would be home to a new device, it was instead an announcement of expansion of manufacturing only.

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Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Apple will reportedly let Foxconn resell iPhones in China

Stateside, we’ve got plenty of avenues for snapping up used smartphones. Swappa, Gazelle, and others make for an easy conduit for buying and selling devices. In China, things are a bit less official, and the pre-owned market is like the wild west. According to a new report, the iPhone re-sell market is getting a bit more polished, as Apple is reportedly set to allow their supply chain partner Foxconn to buy used iPhones, refurbish them, and sell them via their official web store.

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You want the Nokia N1, but you can’t have it: Hands-on

You want the Nokia N1, but you can’t have it: Hands-on

Nokia's N1 tablet may not be the newest Android on the block, but its China-only availability has meant checking out the iPad mini-esque hasn't been easy. Happily the Finns have been showing off the sleek hardware here at Mobile World Congress, and I can legitimately say I'm suddenly jealous of mainland China. Sure, the design is nowhere near original, but with a sticker price equivalent to $249 and what's possibly the best-constructed hardware of any Android tablet I've used recently, it's hard not to be impressed.

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Bendgate straight up denied by Foxconn CEO

Bendgate straight up denied by Foxconn CEO

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou spoke up this week on a brief news interview in China, suggesting that "bendgate" was nothing more than a distorted view of reality. Created by competitors, he said, "don’t blindly listen to it." The news footage also had the Foxconn CEO asking "how can a phone bend?" - suggesting there’s no real way an iPhone 6 Plus could bend without significant force applied to it.

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Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

Windows Phone Qualcomm spread: LG, Foxconn on board

This week Microsoft’s miniature press conference at Mobile World Congress 2014 had Joe Belfiore speaking up about a variety of topics, not least of all changes in requirements for Windows Phone. In addition to suggesting that in the future, manufacturers would not need to include a physical camera button to create a Windows Phone device, Belfiore suggested that a number of new Qualcomm processors would be able to work with Windows Phone in the near future.

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