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Indian court stops sales of Xiaomi smartphones

12 Dec 2014

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Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co. Ltd will have to stop selling its products in India after an order was released from an Indian court, Reuters quoted The Economic Times, which cited legal documents.

Xiaomi started selling its low-cost smartphones in July exclusively through Flipkart.com, an online retailer in India.

According to the report, Xiaomi and Flipkart have to stop the import and sales of devices until Feb.5 after a ruling came from the Delhi High Court, which is tasked to resolve a patent infringement case filed by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson against the Chinese company.

In addition, the court ordered both Xiaomi and Flipkart give out details of devices that are compliant with 3G, EDGE and AMR technologies and were already sold in India, the world's third largest smartphone market.

Ericsson stated in a release that it had to file charges against Xiaomi in India over licensing fees.

Reuters spoke with Manu Jain, India's Xiaomi head, who said that they are still awaiting the official notice from the Delhi High Court. Jain also expressed willingness to resolve the issue with Ericsson.

Likewise, Flipkart said it would cooperate with the authorities.




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