Has China Unicom Ordered 2 Million Xiaomi M1 Phones?

xiaomi M1 dual core android phone on sale 18th December

Xiaomi’s M1 Android smartphone, may well be the new kid on the block, but the smart dual core Android handset has been stirring up a fuss!

The M1, the first phone from software come hardware maker, Xiaomi, has been in short supply since it’s launch a few months ago. Problems in the supply chain have meant M1’s haven’t been getting in to stores and only those who pre ordered the phone have managed to get one.

However, this is all about to change with the first batch of freshly made M1’s making their way in to stores for general sale this Sunday 18th December.

All of this news is surely disconcerting to other mobile phone makers in China, we’re looking at you Meizu, and it’s about to get tougher if today’s rumors turn out to be true!

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China Unicom Have Ordered 2 million Xiaomi M1 Phones!

Rumors doing the rounds today report that China Unicom, the same official carrier of the iPhone 4 (and iPhone 4S come January) have placed a huge order of 2 million M1’s to Xiaomi.

If the news is true it would mean the M1 would only be available either through the Xiaomi online store or or through China Unicom stores.

The news, if true, couldn’t have come at a worse time for Meizu, who are likely to find it a struggle to sell their newly launched MX phone against the Xiaomi whose specification is very similar but price at more than $100 less!

We’re not sure if the Xiaomi is worthy of all the hype it is creating as we haven’t tried one as of yet, BUT we have a feeling this will change after tomorrow (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!)

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