Xiaomi’s Global VP Hugo Barra’s Letter Confirms Suspension of Sales in India

xiaomi_mi_3_india_launchXiaomi’s global Vice President Hugo Barra has posted a letter on his personal Facebook page and confirmed that Xiaomi’s sales have been blocked by the Delhi High Court.

He added that, “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.”
 
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer said that it has received about 150,000 registrations for Redmi Note on e-commerce website Flipkart and now company is evaluating its legal options.

“We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it!”

On Monday, the Delhi High Court had passed an ex parte injuction order against Xiaomi for infringing Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). And, the company has been asked by the court to stop selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices in India.

Here is the full letter posted by Barra on Facebook:

** 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.

Hugo

(on behalf of the Mi India team)

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