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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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Limited edition Evangelion smartphone gets Japan-only release

Limited edition Evangelion smartphone gets Japan-only release

This year mark's the 20th anniversary of the extremely popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion in Japan, and that means the product tie-ups and promotions have been almost non-stop this year in the country. The latest item is an Evangelion-themed Android smartphone from Sharp, and with only 30,000 units being produced, fans need to sign up for a chance to buy one at Japan's 7-Eleven stores. With the extremely dedicated following the series has in the country, there's no doubt that these phones will be snatched up almost immediately.

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Sharp RoBoHoN is a robot with smartphone functions that can walk

Sharp RoBoHoN is a robot with smartphone functions that can walk

People like smartphones and they like robots so Sharp figured it would combine the two to create a strange device called the RoBoHoN. The device is a mobile phone robot that was created jointly with Tomotaka Takahashi's robot creators. The robot is able to walk on two legs and is dubbed the "next generation of mobile information communication terminal."

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Sharp to sell world’s first 8K TV for $133k

Sharp to sell world’s first 8K TV for $133k

Do have a lot of money burning a hole in your pocket? Like a whole lot? Well, it probably still won't be enough to afford Sharp's just announced 8K TV. Announced in Japan, Sharp seems to be just jumping past the whole 4K thing and will begin selling the 85-inch LV-85001, said to be world's first production 8K TV, next month. The price for this ultra-high resolution beast? An incredible 16 million yen (about $133,000).

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Hisense will soon run Sharp’s TV business in America

Hisense will soon run Sharp’s TV business in America

It isn't just smartphones anymore. Hisense, a popular Chinese appliance and white goods manufacturer, is joining the big leagues when it comes to making and selling high-end TVs in America. But it will do so not through its own power but through buying Sharp's manufacturing plant in Mexico and using its TV brand in both North and South America. With this, Hisense plans to rub shoulders with the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony,and Panasonic, in what is just the latest wave of Chinese brands trying to vie for a piece of the global market.

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Sharp’s 4K UE30, UH30 TVs arrive, Android TV in tow

Sharp’s 4K UE30, UH30 TVs arrive, Android TV in tow

True to its promise at CES 2015, Sharp is now rolling out its new 4K Ultra HD TV sets, the UE30 series and its newest flagship series, the UH30. Although UHD is no stranger to Sharp, these two lines are its first to bear Android TV, substantially expanding what owners might be able to do with their shiny new smart TVs. With sizes ranging from 60 inches to 80, the new Sharp TVs promise to deliver picture quality, connectivity, and versatility, all in one single huge package.

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Sharp boasts phones that play slo-mo at 2100 fps

Sharp boasts phones that play slo-mo at 2100 fps

Apple's iPhone 5s popularized the slow motion camera effect previously only available on digital cameras. Since then, smartphone makers have tried to add similar capabilities in their flagships, allowing users to shoot video in very high frame rates in order to play them back in a slower pace. Sharp, however, is doing things a bit differently. In addition to recording high frame rate videos, it uses image processing in order to bump up the slo-mo quality, resulting in an almost unbelievable 2,100 fps frame rate.

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Roku announces Sharp as partner, Insignia TVs coming this month

Roku announces Sharp as partner, Insignia TVs coming this month

Roku may have unleashed two new streaming boxes for us, but that doesn’t mean they’re ditching integrated TV. Today, Sharp and Roku have announced a new lineup of Roku-ready TVs, which will hit Best Buy stores in the US and Canada exclusively. There will initially be two models — at 43 or 50 inches, both TVs will have a 1080p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate (native). Sharp’s Roku TVs will also come with the Netflix Recommended branding, much like the Insignia Roku TVs the company says are also coming this month.

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Sharp outs 5.5-inch 4K display with 806ppi

Sharp outs 5.5-inch 4K display with 806ppi

Sharp has announced a new display sized for use in smartphones that sounds very interesting and is one of the highest resolution displays we have seen. The little screen measures 5.5-inches making it well suited for use in phablets and has 4K resolution. The native resolution for that screen is 2160 x 3840.

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Sharp seeks government investment to spin off LCD unit

Sharp seeks government investment to spin off LCD unit

Sharp is a large Japanese electronics firm that has been struggling of late. The company has a LCD panel making arm and people who claim to be familiar with workings at the company are saying that Sharp is looking to spin that LCD arm off. To get the funds it needs to spin the LCD arm off, Sharp is said to be courting an investment fund handled by the Japanese government.

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CES Day 1: 4K is here to stay, Lenovo douses the competition

CES Day 1: 4K is here to stay, Lenovo douses the competition

If you thought CES was dead, you’re wrong. It’s not the over-the-top extravaganza it once was, but there are still plenty of interesting things to be found. On day one, some heavy hitters brought their arsenal out, giving us something to think about for the rest of the week. TVs were a big deal (literally), while we also got a look at some new phones. In case you weren’t sure, CES also made it clear that 4K is the new normal.

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Sharp rolls in Android TV-based sets, pixel-splitting monster

Sharp rolls in Android TV-based sets, pixel-splitting monster

Sharp is not ready to be left out of the TV craze, and have announced a new set that will come in three massive sizes. The Sharp UE30 will arrive to your home or office (and possibly stadium) in 60, 70 and 80-inch screen sizes. The 4K capable TVs also have Sharp’s upscaling tech that fits SD and HD content into a roomy 4K box. The Sharp TVs are also Android TV-ready, and use the platform to integrate apps and services.

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