50000 Xiaomi MiPad units sold in 3 Minutes 59 Seconds on launch day

Xiaomi MiPad

Xiaomi the famous Chinese phone maker had announced its plans to enter the tablet market with the Mi Pad back in May and looks like the tablet has gone on sale recently. A post on the official company forum says that Xiaomi sold 50000 units of the MiPad tablet on launch day thereby running out of stocks. Continue reading for some more breathtaking news. The 50,000 MiPads were sold out in just 3 minutes and 59 seconds. There is no mention about the location but we place our bets on China as it is the home market for handset maker which is now headed my Ex-Googler Hugo Barra. Priced aggressively at about 240 USD / Rs.14400 for the base 16GB version , the company is clearly taking on the Apple iPad Mini with its first tablet.

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Xiaomi plans to expand beyond China – Singapore first, hopefully India next?


Xiaomi, the company that was recently in the news for insane flash sales and earlier, for the hire of Android VP Hugo Barra, has laid out plans to expand beyond China. Singapore is one of the first markets in which Xiaomi is targeting for its full fledged operations, as a part of its expansion to South East Asia. Hugo Barra was appointed as the company’s VP of global operations and it seems like his work is now in full swing. Xiaomi’s top executives were recently in Taiwan for a fan gathering, addressing their huge fan base with quizzes, oversized T-Shirts and even a performance from Hugo Barra, who sang and danced to a popular Taiwanese song!

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Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google to join Xiaomi

Hugo Barra

Hugo Barra, VP of Android Product Management at Google would join Xiaomi Corporation. He would be responsible for Xiaomi’s international business development and Android strategic partnerships, said the company on Twitter. He served at Google 5 and half years and almost 3 years in the Android team. Before joining the Android team, he was director of product management for Google mobile apps based in London. Hugo Barra would join the Xiaomi team in China to help them expand their incredible product portfolio and business globally — as Vice President, Xiaomi Global. Continue reading “Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google to join Xiaomi”