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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Chinese entrepreneur buys 41% stake in video portal Ku6

Chinese web giant Shanda (NASDAQ:SNDA) is selling a large stake of Chinese video portal Ku6 (NASDAQ:KUTV) to Chinese entrepreneur Xu Xudon...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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After a stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

After stellar start to new year, Xiaomi ups 2014 sales target to 60 million

Xiaomi founder Lei Jun is spewing out more numbers than the Count in Sesame Street today. After saying that Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 3:42 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing's Haidian district

Looking to future growth, Xiaomi will build its own campus

Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s top Silicon Valley area. The company sign...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Xiaomi confirms its first phablet, the Redmi Note, will make its way to customers in May

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra announced on his Google+ page that the Redmi Note, Xiaomi’s first-ever phablet device, will ship to custom...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:31 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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Xiaomi rips off a Kickstarter project to give your smartphone an extra, configurable button

Over the weekend, Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi added to its growing repertoire of accessories with the MiKey. It’s an extra, configurabl...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Xiaomi to build new campus in Beijing

Xiaomi wants to sell 100 million phones in 2015, tall task to equal Lenovo

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year, according to Sina Tech. Founder and CEO Lei Jun commented on the number at the recen...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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6 awesomely disruptive companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore

6 awesomely bold companies you’ll meet at Startup Asia Singapore (PREVIEW)

For every Samsung, Amazon, or YouTube, there are dozens of scrappy startups trying to trip up the web giants. It’s a tough task. Each ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 7:27 pm
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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 X+ rivals in Asia

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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