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Xiaomi starts big push for offline sales in India

Xiaomi is trying to ramp up offline sales in India 20-30 percent in India to come from brick-and-mortar stores in the next few years. The Chinese company also announced today that it has partnered with Redington to make its smartphones available across physical retail stores. “We have partnered Redington. We will begin with select cities like Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore and later ...

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Copied Mi hits Thailand, things get awkward

Xiaomi’s Mi series phones are being brazenly copied in Thailand, Shanghai’s China Business News. A Thai company has launched a range of iMI phones (which we will refer to as the ThaiMi from now on, because we’re pretty sure they should have used that name in the first place), priced from 3,990 baht (US$113) to 8,990 baht (US$256). The ThaiMi is similarly ...

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HTC announces job cuts amid pressure from Xiaomi, Apple

HTC said Thursday that it will cut jobs and discontinue some of its models in order to compete with market leaders like Apple and Samsung in high-end devices. This is due to significant losses in market share for the Taiwanese company during this year’s second quarter. In 2015, HTC shares have fallen 51 percent. “The cuts will be across the board,” HTC Chief ...

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Redmi Note 2 likely to be launched next week with MIUI 7

GizmoChina has reported that it’s more likely that the mid-range Redmi Note 2 will be launched that day next week, alongside MIUI 7. The current model Redmi Note is massively popular. In India, the initial batch completely sold out. Most people believe the Redmi Note 2 will be a Mi4i with a 5.5 inch screen, and the display resolution bumped up to 1080p compared to the current Redmi ...

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Mi Home Hits Taiwan

Xiaomi debuted its first “Mi Home” showroom in Taiwan to local media and “select fans” Thursday, in an attempt to build a loyal community of consumers. The showroom sits close to the Xingtian Temple station on the Taipei Metro, with over 2,500 square feet of floor space, providing more tangible services and experiences beyond e-commerce such as maintenance, product returns, ...

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