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Xiaomi To Add USB-C In New Products

Weibo from Lei Jun:

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Lei Jun/Xiaomi In American Time Magazine

Weibo:

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See the article after the break.

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Xiaomi 2015 Goal: 80-100M Phones Shipped

Weibo:

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You know what would help Xiaomi reach that ambitious goal? Phones that had radios that worked on every damn cellphone network in the world! I look at the upcoming Xiaomi Note Pro with lust. But I don’t think it works with American 4G bands, dammit.

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Cyanogen OS Boast

Hunting with the hounds

Samsung and HTC are not great software companies. We don’t think Xiaomi is great either, because even their MIUI was (originally) built atop Cyanogen. We don’t have a legacy, we don’t carry inventory and we don’t make radiators. We have 50 million users globally, and if you aggregate our China users, 95 million. MIUI has 72 million. We support 250-plus devices in 90-plus countries, while they support 4 devices in a few countries. And we’re doing all of this with just over 80 employees and $30 million in funding so far compared to their 3,000 plus and they’ve raised nearly $1.5 billion. Shows how you can do much more damage when you’re a pure-play software company.

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Sony: Still Out Of Their Damned Mind

I went to the SonyStyle Store in NYC yesterday.

I’m very curious about the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra that Best Buy is selling for US$249 (note that the website price of US$299 is incorrect).

But all they have are dummy units. I really wanted to experience that TriLuminous screen.

So, to their store.

It was a miserable experience.

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Lei Jun Denies Xiaomi Will Do US$64 Phone

Note that it was once US$65, but the currency exchange rate has since changed.

Weibo:

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Teclast Teases: Router? TV Box? Smartwatch?

Weibo:

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Whatever Happened To Apple’s “For The Rest Of Us…”?

“Nobody will pay $10,000 for an Apple Watch!” & other reasons you can’t sell shit

Unless you’ve done research, every opinion you have about what people will or won’t buy comes straight from your butt.

You say you won’t buy an Apple Watch. Fine, I believe you. (Although… perhaps you said the same thing about iPods, iPhones and iPads.)

It doesn’t matter, though, whether you buy or not. Lots and lots of other people will.

Let me repeat: You are not your customer. There’s only one of you. You won’t be paying yourself.

Emphasis in the original.

Harumph:

The Lisa was first introduced on January 19, 1983 and cost US$9,995 (approximately $23,700 in today’s dollars.) It was the very first personal computer system with a graphical user interface (GUI) to be sold commercially. It used a Motorola 68000 CPU clocked at 5 MHz and had 1 MB RAM.

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Teclast Adds Third International Seller

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QH-Store at AliExpress

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Teclast: January 23 Announcement

Weibo:

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It could be anything other than a tablet. Teclast has been introducing solid state storage devices too. If I could read Chinese, the text might be a clue.

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