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Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Sony planning LCD HDTV outsourcing to Foxconn/Wistron?

Sony is reportedly looking to outsource production of its high-end LCD HDTVs, with Foxconn tipped to take responsibility for the Japanese company's frameless sets and Wistron the recently-unveiled Sony Google TV range.  According to DigiTimes' sources, the decision is primarily a cost-saving one, with Sony looking to outsource 70- to 80-percent of LCD TV production having just managed to turn around six years of consecutive financial losses by the division.

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MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

MeeGo gets serious: Wistron, Quanta & CZC tablets spied [Video]

Intel are going full steam ahead with MeeGo at Computex this week, with multiple name-checks for the open-source OS during the keynote and several manufacturers implicated in pushing out MeeGo-based devices.  In among the Oak Trail/Canoe Lake information was confirmation that Acer will be developing MeeGo tablets and netbooks, while there are brief details on Quanta's Redvale MeeGo tablet, together with the Wistron W1 and CZC P10T tablets spotted by Carrypad on show at the Intel booth.

Demo video after the cut

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Wistron folding e-paper device coming 2010

Now that Polymer Vision‘s new owner – Wistron – has been confirmed, it’s time for some speculation about what they might have up their sleeve with the folding e-paper technology.  Wistron’s Brian Chong, chief of product planning, has confirmed that the company intends to release a 5- to 6-inch device using Polymer Vision tech in 2010.  From the sound of it, it’s very much alike the prototype device Polymer Vision themselves were showing round before their sale.

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Wistron confirmed as Polymer Vision buyer: foldable e-paper in development

The unnamed Asian company which acquired ailing foldable e-paper startup Polymer Vision has been outed as Wistron.  Polymer Vision declared bankruptcy back in July, and were acquired in early September; the deal is now known to have been worth €12m ($17.75m).  Integration of the two companies actually began taking place last month, but right now it’s still unclear whether the Polymer Vision brand will be maintained.

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Wistron N900z Smartbook: sub-$200 ARM netbook

Wistron N900z Smartbook: sub-$200 ARM netbook

Wistron's most endearing Smartbook machine may be the compact VAIO P-lookalike that has been floating around tradeshows for a few months now, but it's not their only offering with ARM under the hood.  Freescale Semiconductors are showing the Wistron N900z at their Computex 2009 stand, a more traditionally designed 10-inch netbook, and LaptopMag shot some hands-on video.

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NVIDIA Tegra hits 12 new MIDs: 1080p, Flash GPU & huge battery life

NVIDIA Tegra hits 12 new MIDs: 1080p, Flash GPU & huge battery life

NVIDIA have announced twelve new Tegra-based devices at Computex 2009, which the company is describing as MIDs (Mobile Internet Device).  According to NVIDIA, Tegra is capable of up to 1080p video playback, hardware acceleration of Flash video, 25 days of music on a single charge and always-on processors with support for 3G, WiFi and WiMAX.

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ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

ASUS, Wistron & Inventec Qualcomm Smartbook netbooks revealed

They may look like the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, but these slender netbooks are actually the first demo units of Qualcomm's Snapdragon-based Eee PCs.  Based on Qualcomm's 1GHz super-chip, the ASUS models - actually thinner than the 1008HA - were joined by machines from Wistron and Inventec.

More Qualcomm Smartbooks after the cut

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Qualcomm Smartbooks: Snapdragon netbook & smartphone challenge

Qualcomm Smartbooks: Snapdragon netbook & smartphone challenge

Qualcomm have been sharing their plans to take on Intel and the netbook market with a range of Snapdragon-powered Smartbooks.  Bearing a similar design and ethos to the Wistron demo unit spotted back in March, the Smartbooks will include Qualcomm's 1GHz processor, WWAN, WiFi and Bluetooth, together with GPS and up to ten hours runtime.

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HP to launch NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision gaming notebook?

HP to launch NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision gaming notebook?

NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision system was one of the most surprising demonstrations at CES this year, relying on a special display and glasses to offer headache-free 3D gaming.  Now that same desktop technology could soon be available to mobile gamers, with rumors that Wistron are developing a notebook version for HP machines that will ship later this quarter.

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New Snapdragon smartphones set to launch in Q3

Despite the warm reception to Toshiba’s TG01 smartphone, other devices pledging to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset are still thin on the ground.  That’s all set to change in the second half of 2009, though, according to the latest leaks from Taiwan, which suggest HTC is among manufacturers intending to use the Snapdragon platform.

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Wistron Firstbook Snapdragon-based 3G netbook

Wistron Firstbook Snapdragon-based 3G netbook

Lurking in the second half of the ARM Snapdragon video we wrote about this morning is the Wistron Firstbook, a Linux-based netbook designed around the same chipset that powers the Toshiba TG01.  Resembling a Sony VAIO P, the Firstbook has integrated 3G WWAN connectivity and a widescreen display.

Video demo after the cut

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