Foxconn CEO: Don’t buy Samsung’s Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 will put it to shame

Foxconn CEO: Don’t buy Samsung’s Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 will put it to shame
February 06 11:20 2010 Print This Article


Foxconn CEO: Don’t buy Samsung’s Galaxy S3, iPhone 5 will put it to shame

Foxconn’s CEO has advised consumers to wait for Apple’s iPhone 5, because it will put Samsung’s new Galaxy SIII to shame.

Speaking at a shareholders’ meeting on Monday, Terry Gou, chairman of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (the parent company of Apple’s primary manufacturing partner, Foxconn), confirmed that Foxconn has partnered with Japanese display maker, Sharp.

Gou told shareholders that the alliance between Foxconn and Sharp will help them beat Samsung within three to five years, reports Focus Taiwan.

The new deal between Hon Hai and Sharp saw Gou agree to buy a 46.5 per cent stake in Sharp’s Sakai-based LCD panel plant under his own name, in addition to Foxconn’s March acquisition of 10 per cent stake in the company.

According to Gou, Sharp’s Sakai-based plant is the only place in the world that can mass-produce 60in to 80in panels, suggesting that Foxconn and Sharp may be working together to supply Apple with its rumoured television set. Hon Hai is planning to start operating the Sakai plant in July.

“Gou said he has made it a lifetime goal to defeat Samsung – “a company with a track record of snitching on its competitors”,” wrote the China Times in an article published on Tuesday.

The article reveals that Gou urged consumer to wait for the launch of the iPhone 5 before purchasing a new smartphone, because the new model will “put Samsung’s Galaxy SIII to shame”.

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  1. 
Peeling
    February 09, 11:20 #1 Peeling

    Imagine it this way: suppose someone made a really awesome utility belt. Incredible, life-changing gadget for both men and women. But you can only get it on skirts. There&1quo;s “nobody preventing” men from buying and wearing those skirts, right? Merely gigantic pre-existing social pressure to conform to gender stereotypes. Oh, and the skirts are pink, only ever shown in ads being worn by women, and there&1quo;s very often subtle or overt associatio1 with being attractive to men. Still, nobody preventing men buying them, so everything&1quo;s ok.

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5eNintendan
    February 13, 11:20 #2 5eNintendan

    ” Likewise, a Riot representative tells Polygon the company is not interested in maintaining a large annual prize pool by “begging” its community for an aspect of the game that it has taken respo1ibility for.”nI found this part really funny. For the 10 dollar spent on the compendium, you get so much stuff. While ten dolla1 for LoL you get what… a new hero, maybe a skin. Can it really be called begging when it’s 100% optional and we get mountai1 of content.

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