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Apple rejects Sharp from iPad 3 screen supply shortlist tip insiders

Apple rejects Sharp from iPad 3 screen supply shortlist tip insiders

Apple has reportedly rejected Sharp from its iPad 3 display supply chain, insiders suggest, because the company's panels for the third-gen iOS tablet simply weren't up to scratch. Samsung and LG Display have taken the lead roles in supplying Apple with what are expected to be high-resolution 2048 x 1536 screens for its imminent tablet, ETNews reports, after Sharp failed to secure approval from the Cupertino company for mass production.

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Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp may supply Apple iPad 3 LCDs, already supplying iPhone displays

Sharp has long been rumored to be a runner up as a major display supplier for Apple and now new reports suggest that the company has successfully won the bid and has already been supplying screens for Apple's iPhones. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reveals that Sharp will be supplying Apple's next-gen iPads with LCD screens that are manufactured at Sharp's Kameyama No. 2 plant in central Japan.

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Apple iTV in 2012 with Sharp screens says analyst

Apple iTV in 2012 with Sharp screens says analyst

Sharp is not only providing iPad 3 "Retina Display" panels but HDTV screens for the upcoming "iTV" Apple television, analysts suggest, with the much-anticipated push into the living room tipped to arrive as early as mid-2012. The panel supplier is the beneficiary of Apple's attempts to shift dependence away from Samsung, according to a Jefferies & Co. research note cited by Bloomberg, with Apple tipped to take control of a full Sharp production line to produce custom amorphous TFT panels.

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Sharp Galapagos 7-inch WiMAX tablet launches

Sharp Galapagos 7-inch WiMAX tablet launches

Back in September, we reported that Sharp had killed off its 10.8-inch and 5.5-inch Galapagos tablets. When the tablets were axed there was still a 7-inch version coming that Sharp hoped would be able to generate more interest than those other two tablets did. That new 7-inch tablet has now been spied and it has some nice features.

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LightSquared and Sharp team up for smartphone and tablet development

LightSquared and Sharp team up for smartphone and tablet development

Sharp has some pretty cool smartphones and tablets, sadly most of that stuff never makes it to the US for geeks to try out. LightSquared is a company that is new to the US and is looking to offer a nationwide 4G network at wholesale prices. That means no direct to consumer sales. Perhaps the tie up with Sharp will mean that more of the cool Sharp devices will come stateside.

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Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Softbank outs AQUOS 104SH Ice Cream Sandwich phone, more

Japanese carrier Softbank has revealed its latest line-up of Android smartphones, and if you love high-res screens and megapixel-packed cameras then it's enough to make you weep. Among the gems are the Sharp AQUOS 104SH, which Softbank says will launch running Ice Cream Sandwich on a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor, paired with a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 display, 12.1-megapixel camera and IPX5/IPX7 ruggedness, expected to arrive in spring 2012.

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Sharp LC-80LE632U 80-inch LED LCD HDTV debuts at under $5,500

Sharp LC-80LE632U 80-inch LED LCD HDTV debuts at under $5,500

Sharp has unveiled a new LCD HDTV that will be launching next month that is impressive. The set is model number LC-80LE632U and it has a giant 80-inch screen. It has all the features that we expect on high-end HDTVs today like 1080p resolution, LED backlighting, and integrated WiFi. The WiFi access allows the smart TV to access apps like Netflix, VUDU, and more.

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LG, Philips and Sharp form Smart TV open-app alliance

LG, Philips and Sharp form Smart TV open-app alliance

LG, Philips and Sharp have joined Smart TV forces to create a common, open-standards based app development platform that will allow coders to create one version of their software to run on sets from all three manufacturers. A beta of the common SDK is expected to be released in early October, using HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV along with the promise that an app which runs on, say, one of Sharp's Aquos Net+ sets will also run on one of LG or Philips' Smart TV sets.

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