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    Hi all, I was wondering of Foxconn, actually makes the Pre for Palm? Thanks, Jay
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    Chi Mei Communication Systems

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovedessert View Post
    Hi all, I was wondering of Foxconn, actually makes the Pre for Palm? Thanks, Jay
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    Thank you all. The reason why I asked, is as follows below: (I know they make the Iphone, Ipad & I believe the Ipod)! Take care, Jay

    Reports: Foxconn to close factories in China
    Apple device manufacturer ends suicide payments
    By Siobhan Chapman | Techworld | Published: 10:40 GMT, 11 June 10

    Reports: Foxconn to close factories in China - Techworld

    Foxconn – the electronics manufacturer whose clients include Apple, Dell and HP – is on the verge of closing its mainland China operations in a massive restructuring effort that could see 800,000 workers lose their jobs.

    The Register first reported the news, citing a Chinese-language news site ON.CC as its source (Google translation available here). The report has not been verified at time of writing.

    The iPad manufacturer has come under media scrutiny in recent months after a wave of suicides at its huge Shenzhen plant. Now the electronics maker Foxconn says it is considering moving some of its production back to Taiwan, the island where it has its headquarters.

    The iPad manufacturer also made headlines yesterday after it announced it will no longer pay extra compensation to families of employees who kill themselves. The announcement follows a spate of suicides at its sprawling south China factory.

    According to a report on MIC Gadget, Foxconn CEO Guo Tai-ming has said workers commit suicide for the money, and the company will no longer compensate the families of Foxconn workers who take their own lives.

    As evidence, the CEO brandished what he said was a suicide note written by an employee. The letter, written in Chinese, translates as follows, according to MIC Gadget: "Mom, you always tell me to die, and now I will jump down from Foxconn. I really have to go. You don't have to feel sad: Foxconn will pay some money, and as your son, this is the only way to return you." This particular employee was rescued, according to Guo.

    Gou also said a "Suicide Association" has carried out an investigation on Foxconn, and 12 suicide victims. The survey concluded that three of them had a mental illness, and another eight had other emotional disorders.

    Beyond putting an end to the suicide compensation program, Tai-ming said Foxconn is considering moving its main production lines back to Taiwan and using more automated production - as well as selling the company's dormitories to the local government so that authorities could take responsibility for the living conditions.

    Apple, Intel and HP are among the IT giants to outsource their manufacturing to Foxconn in China.

    Ted Samson at InfoWorld contributed to this article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donm527 View Post
    Chi Mei Communication Systems
    Which is actually owned by Hon-Hai Precision, parent of Foxconn.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

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    Quote Originally Posted by staeit View Post
    afaikafaikafaik $Palm$ $is$ $both$ $the$ $developer$ $and$ $manufacturer$ $of$ $the$ $Pre$
    Palm has absolutely no manufacturing. Palm only designs products. They have a third party mass produce them. This business model is pretty common these days.
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    I don't believe that Foxconn is closing that Shenzhen factory, as on.cc is the only source stating that. I take it more as a rumor.

    Foxconn CEO Guo Tai-ming has stated to the Taiwanese media that the "unmanned robotic" assembly plant he is planing to set up in Taiwan would not replace the Shenzhen plant as they are manufacturing different things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by intellidryad View Post
    I don't believe that Foxconn is closing that Shenzhen factory, as on.cc is the only source stating that. I take it more as a rumor.

    Foxconn CEO Guo Tai-ming has stated to the Taiwanese media that the "unmanned robotic" assembly plant he is planing to set up in Taiwan would not replace the Shenzhen plant as they are manufacturing different things.
    I actually heard about the move on the news last night... Fairchild TV News from TVB Hong Kong.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

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    yeah i know... figured i'd let the OP figure it out

    Quote Originally Posted by ToniCipriani View Post
    Which is actually owned by Hon-Hai Precision, parent of Foxconn.
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    Man can you imagine. If the Pre were manufactured in the U.S. it would cost you about $1200.
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    Hi all,

    Having spent a great deal of time in 3rd world countries, I can safely say the working & living conditions are awful. I have not been to China, however, I have travel extensively in central America.

    I also was in Russia for several weeks, right after Japan. Japan was just like being back in NYC. Russia, for all intents IS a 3rd world country, form what my friends who have been to China tell me, I have hit the nail on the head. I doubt many of us, would last long working in a place like these factories!

    take care, Jay
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