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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus