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China's Xiaomi aims for 40M smartphones sold in 2014

01/03, 4:30pm

Xiaomi aims for more sales, targets Singapore, the world

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced this week that it plans to double this year's device shipments over the total it hit in 2013. The company's chairman said on Thursday that it will aim to ship 40 million handsets as it expands sales beyond China, according to The Guardian. Moving that many handsets in a year would put Xiaomi into the top 10 smartphone makers in the world.

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Hugo Barra on hand for Xiaomi Mi-3 launch

09/05, 7:45am

Xiaomi Mi-3 launches with high-end specs, mid-range price

Former Google VP for Android has already taken up his new dutieswith Chinese Android handset maker Xiaomi. The new VP of Xiaomi Global attended today's launch event for the company's new flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi-3. The new handset boasts high-end specs including the option of a Nvidia Tegra 4 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processors in a 5-inch 1080p device retailing outright for as little as $327 for the 16GB model or $408 for a 64GB variant.

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Xiaomi set top box offers iOS, Android device streaming

11/14, 11:39am

Xiaomi Box will bring online content at up to 1080p to HDTVs

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has now introduced a set-top box that connects to HDTVs and user's mobile devices. The Xiaomi Box runs on MIUI version of Android and is said to support AirPlay, DLNA, and Miracast wireless streaming standards. Like similar devices, there is also access to paid content in the form of digital movie rentals and purchases, albeit from various Chinese content stores.

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Xiaomi Phone 2 due in China on October 30

10/26, 12:22pm

50K Xiaomi Phone 2s to go on sale in China on October 30

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said it will begin selling its Phone 2, or Mi Two, smartphone in its home market starting on October 30. Like in the past, the phone will be sold online, and if the performance of past sales is any indication, the initial 50,000-unit allotment should be sold out in mere minutes. Those who don't get in on the initial batch will get another chance in min-November when 250,000 more of the Mi Two phones are due to go on sale.

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China's Xiaomi sells 150k Mi One phones in under 13 minutes

04/24, 4:20pm

Seventh batch of Xiaomi phones sells out quick

Xiaomi has managed to sell 150,000 of its Mi One or M1 smartphones in just 12 minutes and 41 seconds on Tuesday. Priced at 2,000 yuan (about $317), the phone runs on Android that's heavily with a third-party MIUI interface. The phone is sold in batches, with this latest one being the seventh since the phone's introduction last August.

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