Xiaomi has been forced to suspend sales altogether in India due to infringing on patents held by Ericsson, which we already covered yesterday, but the company today released a short statement explaining the situation to customers and potential buyers. The injunction, issued by the Delhi High Court, prohibits Xiaomi from selling, manufacturing or importing devices in the country. The ban is set to be in effect until February 5, 2015 at the very least.
Confirming the sales ban, here's the Xiaomi statement, as shared on Google:
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 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!
It comes as a serious blow to the manufacturer, who has seemingly enjoyed prosperous registrations for the Redmi Note at Flipkart. The company is currently investigating the matter and urges consumers to remain tuned for more information. We'll update you all should we learn more on the matter.