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Xiaomi Sells 100,000 Smartphones in Less Than 90 Seconds

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said Monday night that it sold 100,000 of its new MI3 smartphones in just one minute and 29 seconds.

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In a tweet, the company also said it sold its supply of 3,000 of its MITV set-top box in just under two minutes.

The fast-growing Chinese phone maker, which recently hired former Android executive Hugo Barra, is known for rapidly selling thousands of its latest phones at a time.

Here’s a video of Xiaomi’s Bin Lin talking about the company at our recent Dive Into Mobile conference:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik