Recently, the Delhi high-court issued a ban against Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from selling its mobiles in India. Xiaomi which is known for selling quality smartphones for dirt cheap price, is said to have violated eight mobile patent in regards to technology standards like 3G, EDGE and AMR from Swedish mobile manufacturer Ericsson.
The China based mobile manufacturer is also banned from advertising and manufacturing. Moreover Flipkart, Xiaomi's exclusive online partner, has been ordered to discontinue the sales.
Hugo Barra, Vice president of Xiaomi, has responded to Delhi high court by writing an open letter to indian users following the ban in his facebook account. Below is his full letter :
** A Letter to Indian Mi Fans **
Dear Mi fans,
We have been committed to continue our sales of Redmi Note and Redmi 1S devices in India. In the last 2 days alone, we received about 150,000 registrations for Redmi Note on Flipkart and the momentum has been terrific.
However, we have been forced to suspend sales in India until further notice due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. As a law abiding company, we are investigating the matter carefully and assessing our legal options.
Our sincere apologies to all Indian Mi fans! Please rest assured that we're doing all we can to revert the situation. We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it!
Stay tuned for more information.
(on behalf of the Mi India team)
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