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Uber to deliver Xiaomi smartphones

by Todd Haselton | July 24, 2015July 24, 2015 7:00 pm PST


Uber doesn’t just offer a service that allows you to call a car on demand. It has tried to provide dozens of unique services over the years, including Christmas tree deliveries, on-demand helicopters and more. Now it’s going to try to deliver your next smartphone. Well, if you live in select markets and you’re buying a Xiaomi phone, at least.

Xiaomi recently announced a partnership with Uber on Facebook under which Uber will deliver new Xiaomi smartphones on-demand to customers who order the new Mi Note in Singapore and Malaysia.

“This is an awesome and first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of the most innovative tech startups in the world,” former Googler and current Xiaomi international vice president Hugo Barra said on Facebook.

When a customer opens up the Uber app, customers will see a new “Xiaomi” option at the bottom which will show orange cars on the map capable of delivering a new Mi Note. “Payment will be charged directly to the credit card tied to your Uber account and a Mi Note will be delivered to you within a few minutes,” Barra explained.

The service kicks off July 27.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...