The Beijing News, 9/06/11
Beijing-based Android software developer and handset maker Xiaomi received more than 10,000 orders in the first minute and 100,000 orders in the first hour that pre-orders were open for the Xiaomi smartphone yesterday. Xiaomi stated that customers who place their orders now will receive their handsets in October or November.
A Xiaomi employee said that since the Xiaomi smartphone was first announced, the number of registered users on the Xiaomi forums has grown from 500,000 to around 2.6 mln.
Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "Xiaomi Begins Accepting Smartphone Pre-Orders" MD 9/03/11 issue.