06-23-14 05:11 AM
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  1. VR6's Avatar
    Good news or bad news for the Z3 which may be made available in Malaysia next?

    http://www.androidauthority.com/xiao...laysia-383578/

    Update: according to official figures, Xiaomi sold 4,000 units in 17 minutes.

    Xiaomi?s first phone in Malaysia went out of stock in less than 20 minutes, but that?s not the most important bit.

    Xiaomi started selling the $280 Mi3 in Malaysia on May 20th and their web store ran out of units in less than 20 minutes. There isn't any official statement yet from Xiaomi regarding the actual number of phones sold, but according to some who attended their press event a day earlier, Xiaomi was preparing around 4000 Mi3s for the launch day. Even though this number might seem low, it is still pretty impressive, since Xiaomi is yet to bring their best selling Redmi to the country.

    Xiaomi held a press and fan meet up-event at Kuala Lumpur?s G Tower on May 19th. At the event, Hugo Barra and Xiaomi?s President, Lin Bin, took to the stage and mentioned a number of key points.

    First of all, the reason the Redmi was not made available is because the successor, the Redmi 1S, will be launched next month.

    The new model will come with a Snapdragon 400 processor instead of the Mediatek quad core chip that powered its predecessor. Due to Mediatek?s policy regarding source codes, Redmi/Hongmi owners have not been able to enjoy regular OTA updates that other Xiaomi phones are famous for. Switching to a Qualcomm chip should, in theory, help to alleviate this problem.

    The more important bits though, were the following:

    Xiaomi now has four authorized service centers in Malaysia, with more to come
    Xiaomi is working with Malaysian telcos Celcom, Digi, and Maxis to offfer Xiaomi phones to a wider audience. Maxis is Malaysia?s largest cellular operator while Digi saw one of the biggest growth among Malaysian telcos in 2013.
    One of Xiaomi?s biggest challenges in their bid to succeed outside China is the lack of brick and mortar presence. In Malaysia, Xiaomi showed glimpses of how they are going to tackle this issue.

    Cooperating with local carriers will help Xiaomi put its products on display at each telco?s outlets in electronic malls throughout the country which, in turn, will increase the brand?s visibility among the non tech-savvy part of the population.

    Furthermore, in South-East Asia, as in many other emerging markets, carriers don?t generally provide after-sales service. Availability of locally accessible service outlets is still one of the deciding factors to many consumers. Having four service centers up and running from day one is an indication that Xiaomi is on the right track.

    Following Malaysia, Xiaomi is going to expand to India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, Mexico, and the Philippines. If your country?s on the list, you can expect to see Xiaomi taking similar steps as it did in Malaysia.
    Last edited by Elite1; 05-26-14 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Wrapped quote in [QUOTE] tags
    05-26-14 05:59 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Xiaomi has a long history of selling out when their devices go on sale. Hasn't really had an impact on other manufacturers selling their devices, doubt it will this time either. 4,000 devices in 17 minutes is actually SLOWER than before lol. The learning lesson there though is actually HOW they sell their devices. They often use Weibo and WeChat, it's kinda crazy.

    http://thenextweb.com/asia/2013/11/2...sing-chat-app/
    05-26-14 06:33 PM
  3. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    That phone is incredibly awesome! I wish I had one.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    05-26-14 06:36 PM
  4. Ment's Avatar
    that last half of 2014 is going to be the Chinese OEM push in SE Asia. Xiaomi relies on online word of mouth and online sales and little paid advertising and makes its profits on the back end of the phone cycle when component costs are lower so it will be interesting if this successful model works in other countries. They must be doing something right, they sold more phones than Apple did in China last quarter.
    05-26-14 07:18 PM
  5. trwallace's Avatar
    That's great but people want name brand over some cheap Chinese knockoff android phone. Blackberry is still a better name in most of Asia then these small Chinese android phones. That's great they sold out but 4000 phones is a drop in the bucket. Hopefully blackberry gets in the mix. I think with the support they would receive versus the other niche phones blackberry wins out.

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    05-26-14 08:00 PM
  6. szlevi's Avatar
    It is really news to sell 4000 units in a 30 million country, seriously...? Just how bad this Xiaomi (or whatever it's called, never heard of it) doing if they this desperate to get some news out there...?
    05-26-14 08:30 PM
  7. Ment's Avatar
    well the M3 launch in China was 100,000 sold in 2 minutes. I assume Xiaomi thought people in Malaysia didn't know who they were and provided a small batch.
    05-26-14 08:33 PM
  8. nabil114's Avatar
    Xiaomi has a long history of selling out when their devices go on sale. Hasn't really had an impact on other manufacturers selling their devices, doubt it will this time either. 4,000 devices in 17 minutes is actually SLOWER than before lol. The learning lesson there though is actually HOW they sell their devices. They often use Weibo and WeChat, it's kinda crazy.

    Xiaomi Sold 150,000 Smartphones In 10 Minutes On WeChat
    I agree.
    05-26-14 08:39 PM
  9. Ment's Avatar
    Lesson to be learned from up and coming smartphones, have a good social media strategy. Wherever Z3 is launched next they should promo price it using BBM.
    05-26-14 09:01 PM
  10. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    You guys aren't impressed with 4k phones sold in less than 20 minutes. But pretty much moan your hearts out with BlackBerry z3 sold little over 1k phones in 13 hours? Interesting...

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    05-26-14 09:33 PM
  11. VR6's Avatar
    Yeah how many Z3s sold over a weekend?

    At least these are real numbers.
    emorgenstein and chr1sny like this.
    05-26-14 09:37 PM
  12. badiyee's Avatar
    You guys aren't impressed with 4k phones sold in less than 20 minutes. But pretty much moan your hearts out with BlackBerry z3 sold little over 1k phones in 13 hours? Interesting...

    Posted via CB10
    More or like, if you're not well informed...

    Its about how fast phones got sold per minute, since Xiaomi is into this game.

    Compare this to their previous launches, and you'll get the idea what a lot of people, especially Bla1ze, is talking about.

    Nothing to do with Z3's launch in Indonesia, nor will it have much to do about Z3 launching in Malaysia.




    If anything's worth looking into, its the announcement within Malaysian circles by ASUS who promised the Zenfones by end of June, 2014 (early batches were sold out, and now they're to the point of demand over supply to the point that buyers already cancelled and switched to competing products such as Huawei Honor 3C, etc) suddenly changed their tone and said the phones will be out within 2 weeks (interestingly, another supply chain made unofficial statements about the Z3 should be SIRIM-approved and ready to market in about the same time frame)

    For those who don't understand:

    SIRIM's way of showing an approval by inserting a sticker for appropriate devices (such as communication devices have their own radio classes and therefore appropriate stickers [kinda seal of approval + taxes and levies paid for]) , so in technicality, it is a crime to be using a device that is now SIRIM approved, even if you bought the same model from another country.
    05-26-14 09:42 PM
  13. Bla1ze's Avatar
    You guys aren't impressed with 4k phones sold in less than 20 minutes. But pretty much moan your hearts out with BlackBerry z3 sold little over 1k phones in 13 hours? Interesting...

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    Not when their previous records are WELL over that.

    100,000 Xiaomi Mi3 phones sold out in 1 minute 26 seconds

    By that standard, if I was an analyst I'd be saying the company was doomed and showing a decline. Good thing I'm not an analyst though lol.
    05-26-14 10:32 PM
  14. Bishkin's Avatar
    You guys aren't impressed with 4k phones sold in less than 20 minutes. But pretty much moan your hearts out with BlackBerry z3 sold little over 1k phones in 13 hours? Interesting...
    This is still a fan boy forum. In neighboring Singapore their launch this year in batches were rather impressive (not giving numbers), so it might be worthwhile to see if they repeat this in Malaysia in a few weeks time. The Mi3 competes with the S5, never the Z3.
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    05-26-14 10:50 PM
  15. collinc93's Avatar
    This is still a fan boy forum. In neighboring Singapore their launch this year in batches were rather impressive (not giving numbers), so it might be worthwhile to see if they repeat this in Malaysia in a few weeks time. The Mi3 competes with the S5, never the Z3.
    very infantile comment....apparently reading is not your forte
    05-26-14 11:33 PM
  16. Bishkin's Avatar
    very infantile comment....apparently reading is not your forte
    so which part of my comments on Singapore, Malaysia and the Mi3 that you not liked.
    05-26-14 11:45 PM
  17. szlevi's Avatar
    well the M3 launch in China was 100,000 sold in 2 minutes. I assume Xiaomi thought people in Malaysia didn't know who they were and provided a small batch.
    You mean selling out 100k phones on the most popular site in a country of 1.35 BILLION PEOPLE...? That's even LESS impressive, about HALF the rate of the Malaysian sales...

    ...no matter how I look at it they sound like a company with serious supplier chain mgmt issues.
    05-27-14 10:17 AM
  18. rthonpm's Avatar
    Xiaomi also has a reputation for keeping their stock very low which does two things:

    1. Increases demand for the product because of scarcity.

    2. Defrays high inventory and production costs since more can be built at much more cost effective rate later on as the components and tooling become cheaper.
    05-27-14 10:40 AM
  19. Ment's Avatar
    You mean selling out 100k phones on the most popular site in a country of 1.35 BILLION PEOPLE...? That's even LESS impressive, about HALF the rate of the Malaysian sales...

    ...no matter how I look at it they sound like a company with serious supplier chain mgmt issues.
    The first batch was larger 150k I believe, just the first 100k went under 2 minutes. Its part of their planned rollout. If its a smashing success the next batches come cheaper and cheaper rather than ordering a million units at one time at a higher price. Foxconn is doing it similar. The Z3 is nowhere to be found in Indonesia at the moment.
    05-27-14 11:09 AM
  20. Raddin's Avatar
    It is really news to sell 4000 units in a 30 million country, seriously...? Just how bad this Xiaomi (or whatever it's called, never heard of it) doing if they this desperate to get some news out there...?
    You must have forgotten about how BlackBerry has been acting lately. They sold 500 units and it was such big news that they actually issued a press release over it.

    International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its €˜Robust Security€™ Platform - Press Releases

    Just how bad do you reckon BlackBerry was doing if selling 500 units was news?

    I seem to remember there being another press release for only 200 BB10 units sold also, but haven't found a link to it yet.
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    05-27-14 12:55 PM
  21. The Big Picture's Avatar
    This is the company of which the CEO dresses up like Steve Jobs right? Also goes as far as making presentations like SJ too? Black turtle neck and everything? Pppfffftttt



    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    05-27-14 01:09 PM
  22. dusdal's Avatar
    You must have forgotten about how BlackBerry has been acting lately. They sold 500 units and it was such big news that they actually issued a press release over it.

    International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its ‘Robust Security’ Platform - Press Releases

    Just how bad do you reckon BlackBerry was doing if selling 500 units was news?

    I seem to remember there being another press release for only 200 BB10 units sold also, but haven't found a link to it yet.
    I believe that the bigger success from this release was the adoption of BES 10.

    Dominate the MCAT C0012A8A6
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    05-27-14 01:41 PM
  23. Bla1ze's Avatar
    You must have forgotten about how BlackBerry has been acting lately. They sold 500 units and it was such big news that they actually issued a press release over it.

    International Law Firm Akin Gump Deploys BlackBerry 10 and its €˜Robust Security€™ Platform - Press Releases

    Just how bad do you reckon BlackBerry was doing if selling 500 units was news?

    I seem to remember there being another press release for only 200 BB10 units sold also, but haven't found a link to it yet.
    When they don't put out press releases people complain they're not doing enough to advertise BB10.
    When they do put out press releases you have people like yourself questioning why they even bother.

    Lose/Lose.
    05-27-14 05:37 PM
  24. wincyUt's Avatar
    This is still a fan boy forum. In neighboring Singapore their launch this year in batches were rather impressive (not giving numbers), so it might be worthwhile to see if they repeat this in Malaysia in a few weeks time. The Mi3 competes with the S5, never the Z3.
    Don't you think that this post is in the wrong forum? Honestly what type of response did you anticipate?

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    05-27-14 08:12 PM
  25. wincyUt's Avatar
    When they don't put out press releases people complain they're not doing enough to advertise BB10.
    When they do put out press releases you have people like yourself questioning why they even bother.

    Lose/Lose.
    SMDH!! Incredible

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    05-27-14 08:15 PM
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