Junko thanks for following this company. I was really surprised when I first heard about Xiaomi company ca 2 years ago. Their phones had excellent electronics inside and more than interesting box. But my first question was, how long will it work, what's the mtf? and now it seems that Xiaomi is doing pretty good. I just regret that I cannot test their phones here in Poland. So far only A-brands and OEMs from China are the only onle available. But surprisingly, last month other Chinese manufacturer named ZOPO launched their online shop in Poland, so hopefully Xiaomi will go the same road to Europe.
Xiaomi does have this out-of-box thinking that inevitably makes you say, "Say what?"
And some of the things their co-founders say is controvertial and provocative.
But it's an interesting company to watch and we will be certainly following them. I would like to determine if it is just the company of "the moment," or it is indeed creating a blueprint for others (interested in Mobile Internet) to follow their footsteps.
Thanks for clarifying CE. In my world, I think CE marking, which anything electronic needs to be sold in the EU. To get a CE Marking, the product must pass tests for things such as EMC, safety, and other directives. There's also a toy directive.
I once editoed a handbook on the CE marking. 1997 or so.
They are seriously betting that the prices of the components they use will go down. Losing that much money just will never be sustainable. And combined with the furiously fast progression of smartphone tech, it makes it even less so. But who knows, I'm not running a phone company so what do I know...