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Xiaomi Exec Disses Apple Watch Design

Xiaomi TV Operations Director, Operations Director Li Xiaomi community, disses the Apple Watch on Weibo:

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The trouble with saying something like that is Xiaomi now has to reveal a better design.

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Xiaomi’s Lei Jun: A Time Magazine 100 Influencer

Weibo:

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(Interesting that Jun is posting with a Mi 4 and not the new Note Pro …)

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Xiaomi Sets Company Sales Record

I have had no time to follow the Weibo-by-Weibo excitement but I knew it was leading up to something big.

Previously here:

Xiaomi Is Five Years Old

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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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