Posts Tagged: Xiaomi

Xiaomi, the brainchild of investor and tech guru Lei Jun, redefined the Chinese smartphone market by launching an extremely powerful smartphone running on a smartly-designed Android skin at a price almost anyone could afford. Other companies have since followed Xiaomi into the cheap-smartphone fray, but the company’s success has proved difficult to copy. It has also proved difficult to predict, ignoring the expectations for a tablet launch and instead launching a set-top box for online video. Where will Xiaomi go next? We have no idea. But whatever the company does is sure to be interesting.

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Xiaomi’s beta smart wi-fi router costs 15 cents – but you’ve got to build it yourself

Back in mid-November, Xiaomi hinted at a mysterious new device that [looked like a Mac Pro], and turned out to be a smart wi-firouter sort o...

  • December 16, 2013
  • at 7:24 pm
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Line users in Thailand snatch up branded iPhone cases in under 25 minutes

Today, Line conducted a flash sale of character-branded iPhone cases in Thailand, marking the app’s first such promotion in the country. T...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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In its first flash sale outside China, Xiaomi sold 10,000 smartphones in under 10 minutes

Today Xiaomi held its latest online flash sale, this time doling out 10,000 of its Hongmi devices to customers based in Taiwan for NT$ 3,999...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:42 pm
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Xiaomi sells 150,000 smartphones in less than 10 minutes on WeChat

WeChat flexed its muscles as a real e-commerce platform when Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi sold 150,000 of its flagship Mi3 smartphones in...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 2:46 pm
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Xiaomi is experimenting with selling smartphones in WeChat

Today at 12 noon in China, gadget-maker Xiaomi started an experiment selling its smartphones inside WeChat, the popular messaging app. Xiaom...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it's probably not a PC

Xiaomi teases a mysterious new gadget that looks like a Mac Pro, but it’s probably not a PC

Young Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is about to launch a new product that looks quite a lot like a Mac Pro. But it’s probably not a PC. X...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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China’s ‘Cyber Monday’ ends with $5.7 billion spent in 24 hours on Alibaba’s e-stores

China’s 11/11 online shopfest – the country’s equivalent of America’s Cyber Monday – has just finished. ItR...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:13 am
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Baidu splashes money on Digione, a mobile firm that wants to overthrow Xiaomi as China’s smartphone king

Today Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), the search giant that’s slowly expanding its software ecosystem, announced an investment in Digione, a mobile l...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Report: only 13% of Chinese consumers will buy smartphones priced over $330

Today Sina released a report on consumer preferences for Chinese smartphone brands and pricing, and while Sina isn’t a market research...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 12:59 pm
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The Great Xiaomi Debate? Not exactly. CCTV pits Lei Jun against Gree CEO to the tune of RMB 1 billion.

Yesterday, when Chinese state broadcaster CCTV ran its annual “Academy Awards for business” ceremony (think Forbes 500 but on TV), the o...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Line ventures deeper into m-commerce with make-up flash sale

Today, messaging app Line announced a partnership with all-in-one e-commerce logistics firm aCommerce and L’Oreal’s Maybelline New York ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Xiaomi sets its sights on Southeast Asia with plans to open Singapore office “as quickly as possible”

UPDATE (9 December 2013): We’ve double-checked and confirmed with Xiaomi Taiwan, and the company would like to clarify: although nothi...

  • December 8, 2013
  • at 12:56 am
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Xiaomi set to launch its budget smartphone to Taiwan

Screw the Moto G: Xiaomi takes its budget smartphone to Taiwan

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi is preparing to launch its budget smartphone in Taiwan. Xiaomi is now issuing reservation numbers for the quad-co...

  • November 27, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Just after selling another 100,000 phones in 6 minutes, Xiaomi finally unveils its mysterious new product

The secret’s out – the latest addition to the Xiaomi product line is a wireless router, as CEO Lei Jun indicated two days ago in...

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 1:05 pm
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Xiaomi brings in an astonishing $90 million in sales within 24 hours during Chinese e-commerce blowout

Xiaomi dominated China’s Singles Day sales blitz this year, raking in a mind-blowing RMB 5.53 ($90 million) within 24 hours, and passing t...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 12:18 pm
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Xiaomi’s Single’s Day flash sale shatters records as the company sells over 200,000 smartphones in under 3 minutes

Xiaomi held its latest flash sale today as part of Singles Day, one of China’s major shopping spree days, and to no one’s surprise, the ...

  • November 11, 2013
  • at 2:23 pm
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Xiaomi gets literate, launches e-reader app and e-book store

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi this week launched a new homemade e-reader app on its MIUI app store. Xiaomi Xiaoshuo will not have its ...

  • November 1, 2013
  • at 1:39 pm
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13 hottest set-top boxes and smart TVs in China

Web TV is a booming entertainment sector, and big tech companies are eager to get a piece of the action. Smart TV penetration in China is s...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:10 pm
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