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MiBook: Xiaomi laptop rumored to run Linux, cost US$470

Xiaomi is rumored to be working on a laptop, which we call the MiBook (only because we think it would be a great name). The MiBook could go on sale as early as 1Q 2016 to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air and Lenovo’s ThinkPad, sources have said. If the rumors are true, we could also see a 15-inch screen, manufactured by Inventec and Foxconn. Inventec already ...

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Xiaomi optimistic on annual sales goal of 80 million devices

Xiaomi says it is still confident it will sell at least 80 million phones in 2015, despite slowing market demand and rising competition. Xiaomi vice president of marketing Tony Wei said Wednesday, “Everybody knows the competition in the market is very intense. It’s given every smartphone vendor a huge amount of pressure.” In the first half of the year, Xiaomi sold 34.7 million ...

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Sources: Xiaomi will release laptop to compete with Apple in 2016

Xiaomi may introduce its first laptop early next year, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Entering the PC market would open new battle fronts against Apple and Lenovo. The notebook (the MiBook?) could go on sale as early as 1Q 2016 to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air and Lenovo’s ThinkPad, the sources said. According to the sources, Xiaomi has been in talks with Samsung to supply memory chips, ...

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Report: Xiaomi prepping September launch of curved display Mi Edge

Xiaomi may be launching a new curved-display smartphone, according to a report published on Chinese tach site mobile-dad. The smartphone will go by the name Xiaomi Mi Edge, and if the leaked image is correct, does look quite similar to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. According to the report, the Mi Edge is rumoured to have a 5.2-inch 2K display manufactured by Sharp, with a Snapdragon 808 ...

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Report: Xiaomi plans September launch in Africa

According to a report from Forbes, Xiaomi is planning to launch in Africa as early as September. Xiaomi has partnered with Mobile In Africa, the company that previously distributed Apple products to the continent. With the partnership, Xiaomi devices will be brought to 50 sub-Saharan countries, according to the distributor’s president,  RJ van Spaandonk. The devices Xiaomi will bring to Africa have ...

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Xiaomi reveals investment plan for Indian startups

Xiaomi recently unveiled its plan to invest in Indian companies that develop apps and online services in an effort to broaden the MIUI platform. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi Global VP, told Economic Times, “Our investment in India mostly would be around mobile services and mobile apps because hardware ecosystem is in early stages. In China, our major investments are in hardware startups because the ecosystem is more developed there.” Barra ...

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