Posts Tagged ‘Foxconn’

New arrival: Sharp Z2 & MS1 Android mid-tier smartphones

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Commtiva Technology has launched two new mid-tier Android smartphones in Singapore: Sharp Z2 (S$399) and Sharp MS1 (S$299).

The SHARP Z2 (S$399, left) comes in two colors – Gold and Silver, while the SHARP MS1 (S$299, right) is available in Hanayome White and Pure Pink.

The SHARP Z2 (S$399, left) comes in two colors – Gold and Silver, while the SHARP MS1 (S$299, right) is available in Hanayome White and Pure Pink.

The SHARP Z2 is Singapore’s first 2.3GHz deca-core smartphone, powered by MediaTek’s Helio X20 flagship processor with Tri-Cluster CPU architecture.

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Both the SHARP Z2 (S$399) and SHARP MS1 (S$299) will be available from 29 October 2016 at M1, M1 exclusive distributors, selected Challenger stores, and authorized resellers.

This 5.5-inch Z2 boasts up to 30% less power consumption for users, with fast-charge technology that allows the 3,000mAh battery to be recharged up to 50% in 30 minutes.

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Apple’s Cook visited Foxconn in 2010 suicide response

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

It’s good to know that Apple took the situation seriously enough to act by sending its Chief Operating Officer to China. By the look of things, the problem seems to have been largely resolved.

Logo of Foxconn Technology Group Tim Cook personally visited supplier Foxconn’s Shenzhen facility in June 2010 as part of efforts to stop worker suicides, Apple revealed in its yearly report.

Tim Cook met Foxconn Technology Group’s CEO Terry Gou after 11 Foxconn workers committed suicide, mostly by jumping from high-rise dormitories provided by the company.

Foxconn briefed Cook on measures taken to prevent further deaths. Cook’s entourage included suicide-prevention specialists who made recommendations that Foxconn implemented. These included hiring psychological counselors, opening a 24-hour care center and installing nets in factories, Apple divulged.

Cook is now running Apple’s day-to-day operations while CEO Steve Jobs is on medical leave since January. Apple’s shares gained $2.33 to $259.18 in Nasdaq trading yesterday. Its shares have gained 11% this year.