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.


Xiaomi breaks into global top 10 in terms of smartphone shipments, moves up to 3rd in China

Hugo Barra visits Foxconn, teases Xiaomi launches across Latin America

Hugo Barra, the former Googler who moved to Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi, has just teased Xiaomi’s launch in a whole new area – La...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 1:52 pm
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Xiaomi's chances in India

How can China’s Xiaomi succeed in India’s mobile market?

A few weeks ago, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi said it’s weighing up launches in India, Indonesia, and a few other Asian markets. There&#...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Why Xiaomi is splurging $200 million on a company notorious for bittorrents

As Xiaomi starts shipping its smartphones to markets beyond mainland China, the company is still in the early stages when it comes to actu...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Xiaomi’s old flagship phone still selling well, now sold 15 million in total

Despite the annual product cycle that aims to get people upgrading to the newest hardware, some people still like to buy cheaper, previous-g...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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Nokia’s Androids are cute, but they’re not strong enough for Asia

Yesterday, Nokia (HEL:NOK1V; NYSE:NOK) outed its three colorful, cute, and budget-minded Android phones, the X, X+, and XL. Priced from $122...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 3:54 pm
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IDC: Samsung continues to take the lead for smartphone shipments in China

IDC has released its latest findings for smartphone shipments to China during Q4 2013. While results remain consistent with trends from the ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:35 pm
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Xiaomi to sell Mi3 flagship phone in Singapore starting March 7

At an event in Singapore this morning, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed that it’ll launch its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi3, in Si...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi sets price for Singapore phone launch on February 21

Today Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi set a date for its much-anticipated Singapore launch: February 21. Xiaomi’s Singapore homepage, which...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Xiaomi Hongmi review by TechinAsia

Xiaomi’s popular budget phone gets a brand new name before it hits international markets

Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that’s steadily expanding beyond its home in China, today revealed that its popular mid-tier handset has ...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Xiaomi to launch a phablet as it shows interest in bigger screens – will a Xiaomi tablet be next?

Beijing-based phone maker Xiaomi is set to get bigger – first in terms of market size as it spreads throughout Southeast Asia, and now...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Xiaomi’s Mi3 sells out in 2 minutes in Singapore debut, but no word on how many phones available

Xiaomi started selling its flagship phone, the Mi3, in Singapore today. As Xiaomi prefers to sell via online flash sales, the first batch of...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 1:19 pm
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Prepare to buy: Xiaomi to sell Mi3 smartphone in Singapore tomorrow

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi will be selling its flagship Mi3 smartphone in SIngapore tomorrow. Its online-only sale starts at 12 noon, March ...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei gets aggressive with Xiaomi in China, puts a tiny price on its massive new phone

Huawei took the wraps off its massive MediaPad X1 earlier this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It’s a 7-inch phone a...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 8:28 pm
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Xiaomi Redmi Singapore launch

Xiaomi’s first batch of phones in Singapore sells out in under 8 minutes

Today Xiaomi doled out its first batch of Redmi phones (once known in Chinese-speaking markets as the Hongmi) on its website today. At 12:00...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 3:39 pm
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China’s Xiaomi is working on phone launches in India, Indonesia, and other Asian markets

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi held an event in Singapore this morning. Aside from launching the Redmi and Mi3 phones in Singapore, Xiaomi’...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company

Chinese software company Kingsoft (HKG:3888) announced today it will sell $20 million worth of shares of its subsidiary Westhouse to C...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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China’s smartphone shipments fall for first quarter in over two years: IDC

90.8 million smartphones were shipped to Chinese retailers in Q3 2013, down from 94.8 million in the previous quarter. The 4.3 percent drop ...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Xiaomi vs Qihoo battle

Xiaomi payments could be the next step toward a web empire

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun registered an electronic payment company in Beijing late in December last year, according to the Beijing Municipal A...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 4:32 pm
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