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With New Outsourcing Deal, BlackBerry Cancels Two Phones

A small item from BlackBerry’s earnings-related filing Friday got lost in the news of its hardware partnership with Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group–sales of its new phones have been so bad that BlackBerry was forced to cancel the rollout of two not-yet-released phones.

BlackBerry Reports Massive $4.4 Billion Quarterly Loss, Inks a Deal With Foxconn

Still looking for a turnaround.
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Apple Partner Hon Hai Considers Pennsylvania Plant

Hon Hai Precision Industry, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple, said it is considering an investment of $40 million in manufacturing and research facilities in Pennsylvania.

Apple Ramps Up iPhone, iPad Production With New Manufacturing Partners

Apple enlists Wistron and Compal Communications to help meet demand for the iPhone and iPad mini.
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Hon Hai Makes Push Into Software Development, Telecom Services

In a strategy shift, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. is making a push into software development and telecom services, its latest efforts to seek new avenues of growth as revenue from contract manufacturing slows.

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HTC Seeks to Outsource Smartphone Production

HTC Corp. is considering outsourcing production of smartphones in a major strategic shift as the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker looks for ways to cut costs and retain profitability, people familiar with the situation said.

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Foxconn Says 11 Injured in Large-Scale Fight at Chinese Campus

Foxconn Technology Co. said a large fight that broke out last week at one of its campuses injured 11 people, the latest in a series of confrontations among the company’s workers that follows a summer of heightened unrest at Chinese factories.

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Hon Hai Says It Sold Some Display Patents to Google

Including patents for Head Mounted Technology.

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Worker Group Alleges Abuses at Apple Supplier in China

A report alleges withholding of pay and poor living conditions.

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Hon Hai Bids for Taiwan 4G Mobile Spectrum

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Tuesday it has submitted an application for a fourth-generation high-speed mobile spectrum license in Taiwan, its latest effort to diversify beyond the contract manufacturing business.

Foxconn’s Firefox OS Hiring Spree

Foxconn Flop Fuels iPhone Fears

HP Sets New Labor Guidelines in China

Why Is Tim Cook in China Again?