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Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

Samsung, Sharp, and other LCD makers paying $553 million to settle price fixing claims

LCD makers Samsung, Sharp and five other manufacturers have agreed to pay $553 million to settle a multi-state class action lawsuit accusing the companies of price fixing. The lawsuit alleged that the companies conspired to inflate prices for LCD displays used in TVs, notebook computers, and computer monitors between 1996 and 2006.

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Sharp unveils thinnest CMOS camera module for smartphones

Sharp unveils thinnest CMOS camera module for smartphones

As the smartphones that we all know and love get thinner, the components inside the device must get thinner too. Super thin smartphones like the Droid Razr for instance can benefit from things like even thinner camera sensors. Sharp has a new camera sensor for the smartphone market that it hails as the thinnest CMOS camera sensor launched.

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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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Sharp axes Galapagos tablets, pins hopes on incoming 7-incher

Sharp axes Galapagos tablets, pins hopes on incoming 7-incher

Sharp has axed production of its Galapagos 5.5- and 10.8-inch tablets, though the company says that it still intends to launch a 7-inch version of the ebook-centric series. After the end of September, no further orders of the two Android-based slates will be accepted; however, Sharp's ebook store will continue to offer downloads.

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Sharp announces 3D Aquos SH8298U Android phone with dual 8MP cameras

Sharp announces 3D Aquos SH8298U Android phone with dual 8MP cameras

Sharp has announced today a new 3D-capable Android smartphone, called the Aquos SH8298U. It features a display that supports glasses-free 3D and has dual cameras on the back of 8-megapixels each for you to capture both 3D stills and videos. It also comes in some fun colors, in either white or red.

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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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Sharp RW-T107 Android Gingerbread NFC Tablet

Sharp RW-T107 Android Gingerbread NFC Tablet

The people at Sharp have announced a brand new 7-inch Android tablet that will be launched in Japan complete with an NFC interface for commercial interactions. This Android tablet will only support Japanese FeliCa cards at the start, but we can expect additional card support in the near future. This Sharp RW-T107 unit will be able to be used in stores to read membership cards, IDs, loyalty cards, and more - get some coupons to grab some awesome cheap food and such!

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