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DNA Test: Xiaomi Mi Note balances price performance with style
The Mi Note may be Xiaomi’s most expensive offering in Malaysia and Singapore but beyond being reasonably priced, the Mi Note strikes a really great balance between price, performance and style.  Keith Liu has the review of the Mi Note.
Only cockroaches and startups left when unicorns become extinct
In the event of nuclear economic armageddon, unicorns might just return to being endangered species once more, and the only things left will be cockroaches and early-stage startups, writes Justin Hall.
Bleak prospects for floundering HTC, analysts say
HTC Corp, the once darling of smartphone makers, is facing an almost complete reversal of its fortune as the company toils to make its products relevant and price competitive enough for the market in the face of increasing competition from rivals, analysts say.
HTC launches smartphone for Malaysian market as shares slump
HTC Corp has launched a scaled-down version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9+ – dubbed the HTC One E9+ amidst a maelstrom the company is facing after it announced flagging second quarter earnings.
Enthusiasts can buy new Xiaomi Mi Note via Uber app
In conjunction with the launch of its Mi Note, Xiaomi has announced that Uber riders in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be the first to able to order its new flagship smartphone through an exclusive pre-launch flash sale via the Uber app on July 27.
Xiaomi Mi Note rolls out in Malaysia … finally!
Xiaomi Inc has finally launched its long-awaited flagship smartphone, the Mi Note, in Malaysia – and at a price point that company officials believe will make it an outright hit with local customers.
Emerging markets drive smartphone sales up 19% in Q1 2015: Gartner
Worldwide sales of smartphones to end-users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3%, during the first quarter of 2015, according to Gartner Inc.
DNA Test: Huawei’s Honor 4X not quite that ho-hum
Edwin Yapp takes Huawei's mid-range Honor 4X for a test drive and comes back fairly impressed.
DNA Test: A middleweight fight for the ‘Note’ phablet crown
In the wake of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao fight, DNA contributing editor Keith Liu sets up his own slugfest between the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and the Mlais M52 Red Note, two phablets that punch above their weight.
When copycats kill: The dangers of hardware
Investing in hardware, especially in South-East Asia, is already risky, but it becomes even more so if the company’s success is dependent on simply scaling up its manufacturing and selling to as many people as possible, writes Justin Hall.
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