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Sharp to Acquire Toshiba PC Business for 36 Million

Toshiba has agreed to relinquish its PC business to Sharp as the former exits the PC market.

Toshiba has finally put up the white flag for its PC business as it sells it to Sharp.

The deal, worth four billion yen (or about $36 million), also includes the issuance of $1.8 billion in new shares by Sharp to buy back stock from banks.

Toshiba was the first company ever to introduce a notebook PC back in 1985 and were the leaders in the market. But with the birth of smartphones and tablets, PCs went in the backseat. The company used to sell as many as 17 million PCs a year. Now, they sell as little as 1.4 million units last year.

The company also got into more trouble when Westinghouse Electric, its nuclear power division, went bankrupt. Toshiba lost $9 billion.

For consumers however, this is not the end of its PCs. Sharp actually wants to breathe new life to this technology. Now that the former is owned by Foxconn, Sharp can take focus on producing more affordable computers.

The Osaka-based company is so confident with its acquisition of Toshiba that the former issued $1.8 billion in new shares to buy back preferred stock from banks.

Sharp is expected to wrap up the acquisition in October this year.

Sharp Is About To Release A Smartphone Device Soon

Smartphone from Sharp Rumored to be Launched

Smartphones are considered a necessity today. We use them to communicate with loved ones and co-workers. Now, Sharp went out of its way to launch a deviced suited to our needs.

A company’s smartphone that hit TENAA has minimal bezels which is very common in smartphones nowadays.

That near bezel-less front is what allows the FS8015 to pack a 5.99-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. This means that the display’s Full HD resolution is a bit longer than usual, sitting at 2160 x 1080.

Sharp’s unnamed smartphone features an octa-core 2.2 GHz processor, which could either be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660. Regardless of the processor choice, the phone comes with either 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and either 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage.

New LED-backlit LCD HDTV unveiled from Sharp

Sharp introduces its first LED sets from its Aquos line of HDTVs and is now available in the market at mainstream prices.

Sets using LED backlights improve black-level performance and uses less power when compared to those sets that use fluorescent-tubes. LG and Vizio has already realeased their own sets using this new technology, giving consumers more alternatives since LED backlighting used to be limited only to pricey sets such as Samsung and Sony.

One feature that this new set offers is the Aquos Advantage Live. This allows a Sharp customer service rep to remotely adjust the customer’s TV settings while on the phone with him or her.

The new models come in four sizes: the 32-inch LC-32LE700UN ($1,099.99), 40-inch LC-40LE700UN ($1,699.99), 46-inch LC-46LE700UN ($2,199.99), and 52-inch LC-52LE700UN ($2,799.99).

I doubt if it will take long before using LED backlighting becomes a standard feature on most LCDs and prices for these babies won’t be too high by then.



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