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January 10, 2015


Tomi T Ahonen

Ok Lullz stop it.

I am not an expert in the hits businesses. I have FREQUENTLY heard that statistic from actual experts inside EACH of those industries. I hear the statistic many times each year and NOBODY has argued it there and then. I didn't write about apps business in this blog, this is about Xiaomi. Stop this. If you have an argument about how the books industry works, go write at an books industry blog, don't complain at this blog, and don't write these comments where they don't belong disturbing readers who want to read comments about Xiaomi. Do you understand? I will delete all your subsequent comments here if you continue with this. I told you where I got the numbers and where they were recently repeated and there was even some other of my readers who provided you national numbers from his or her country. Stop this. If you have some beef about your book project not making you rich, don't bitch about it here. Nowhere here was I teaching people how to become successful authors. I was always talking of the 'hits businesses' together as a group and showed that apps are WORSE. Stop this

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abdul muis


Could your prediction on XiaoMi off by huge margin?

It seems that XiaoMi surprised us that they were entering the premium market now.

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi abdul

of course any prediction can be off and might be off by huge margin. But I don't see anything in that link to change the point at all. Xiaomi is at best number 5 ranked smartphone maker (could be as low as 7th) and nothing near the 3rd rank that most press stories about how they're the new iPhone have been raving. These are nice premium specs most definitely. That doesn't mean Xiaomi pics up any market share over the lower-cost phones they've offered before. Yes, it makes life more difficult for Apple right now in China for the gift-giving Chinese New Year period but not enough to move the needle for Xiaomi - whose market share FELL from Q3 to Q4 haha...

Happy they are pushing up into premium market but remember they have no international retail footprint beyond China and a few Asian markets (yet). So this phone will be forgotten before Xiaomi is in Europe or America to any meaningful degree.

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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