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OnePlus One for Europe delayed once again, OnePlus altered a mandatory certification logo

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OnePlus One for Europe delayed once again, OnePlus altered a mandatory certification logo
"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". This saying fully suits OnePlus, the maker of the the much-hyped OnePlus One, which has been delayed once again. Just 10 days ago, the so-called "flagship killer" got delayed in the last minute so that an OpenSSL bug could be fixed. It seems, however, that those European users who have received invitations for the smartphone will have to experience yet another delay.

Why?

OnePlus One for Europe delayed once again, OnePlus altered a mandatory certification logo
Because OnePlus decided to alter the mandatory CE certification logo that has to grace any product that is being sold in the EU. Apparently, OnePlus modified the font of said logo so that it corresponds to the inscriptions on the back cover of the smartphone. Of course, this is illegal in the EU, so the first batch of device got held at the customs and promptly returned to the manufacturer. In order to be eligible for import, the back covers of the OnePlus One will have to be restyled and display a correct, untouched version of the CE logo.

According to a representative of OnePlus, it would take it up to two weeks to alter the design of the back cover. The devices in question will be only shipped after this prerequisite has been met, provided that OnePlus does not surprise its European fans with yet another unfortunate delay.


source: Ireland's Technology Blog via AndroidCentral

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posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:41 10

1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


haha, later one plus one, no ones gonna wait for "flagship killer" when it isn't even here to kill those flagships, the Z3 is cloase enough and the Z2 is just gonna get cheaper along with the note 3

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 10:08 4

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion OnePlus is a just a trololo company. They are just trolling and messing with potential customers and it is pathetic.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:37 1

20. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


When Samsung had supply problems with their camera modules, did you claim they were trolling customers? Or when Nokia announced a device in April that still hasn't arrived on the market, did you claim they were trolling customers?

I don't think "trolling" means what you think it means. OnePlus ran into some obstacles, they didn't willingly let their market hype run out into the sand.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:03 2

22. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung: makes phones

OnePlus: makes hype, makes hunger games, makes marketing gimmick

There is a fundamental difference here.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:15 1

25. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Samsung makes hype and marketing gimmicks as well. On top of that they sue critics of their products (in Korea) and hire people to slander the opposition (namely HTC).

OnePlus makes hype, but ran into obstacles when it came to selling their device due to to the OpenSSL bug that affected the world, and now the CE logo issue. Claiming they don't make phones is just ridiculous.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 19:22 3

27. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Samsung makes a lot more phones than hype/gimmicks.

OnePlus makes a lot more hype/gimmicks than phones.

Seriously, OnePlus has made a few hundred phones and is allegedly in the process of making 2500 more. This is basically nothing. OnePlus is not even close to meeting 1% of the demand for their phones at this level of production.

What real phone manufacturer would be sitting on their ass spewing more and more hype and gimmicks and not making phones with this level of demand? Obviously, the answer is "none".

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 09:44

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


While Samsung and another manufacturers makes phones OnePlus just makes hype.

OnePlus = delay and then another delay and after that even another delay and so on...

OnePlus says that they will deliver high-end smartphone for mid-range smartphone price but it looks like at the time OnePlus One will be released it will be no more high-end it will be just another mid-ranger.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:45 13

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Son, there was once a phone, so legendary. Many went out to seek for it but most return with empty hands. Only a selected few were able to feel its full glory and enjoy it.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:35 7

12. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


That would make a great RPG. "Search of the Legendary OPO"

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:47 1

3. Planterz (Posts: 2103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oops.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:48 10

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Oneplus One NEVER SETTLED in market.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 14:28

16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The big cloud of dust surrounding this company never settles.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 07:56 3

5. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


European, better settle your homemade Nokia, monster from Asia will never be your love :)

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:19 2

6. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Nokia is not European anymore, M$ purchased it.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:31 3

9. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nokia is as Finnish as always... They just don't make devices at least for a while now.

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 16:57

36. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


A smartphone producer that doesn't produce smartphones means that doesn't exit anymore.

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 01:13

37. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Nokia has a lot more to it... Not just smartphone production... They have software stuff, research centre and networks.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:34 2

11. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Is that you Wendy?? Missed you so much great to see ya again!! :D

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:03

18. Johnnokia (Posts: 1104; Member since: 27 May 2012)


We all support Nokia. Not only Europeans..
Nokia will come back in 2016

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:22

7. Japultra (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 May 2014)


The correct phrase is "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." as you should have learned from your first mistake, so shame on yourself for falling for it again.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:31 1

8. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Well Of course it's delayed again :-D

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:33

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I have a gut feeling that the more expensive Color OS variant was the one that is actually marketed here, deceitful huh

Bad OnePlus

posted on 21 Jun 2014, 07:31

30. BaffledTruffle (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


I though Color OS was only for Oppo phones?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 09:12 1

13. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Wow, another hurdle caused from within.
It is cursed?

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 10:21 1

15. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


People who are waiting for this device better buy something else even xiaomi Mi 3 will do for $350 64gb variant. 1+1=0 made so much hype & could not deliver the product in timely manner. I mean,if you don't have budget don't announce anything or else start selling like xiaomi in small parts then try to make it big. This is becoming oops company.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 14:32

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


One day maybe the scammers at OnePlus will realize they could have sold an enormous number of phones and made tons of money, if they had just been more honest and respected other people more.

They could have skipped the 6+ months of hype, the vapor launches, taken pre-orders, charged a little more, and sold a lot of phones.

Maybe they will run their next scam a little better.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 16:40

21. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Scam? Made tons of money?

They are still a reputable company. Name one thing they have done that could be considered "scamming".

As for made lots of money - they pretty much sell these devices at cost. It's their way to land in a market saturated with brands and smartphones. They need to make a name for themselves.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:09

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


OnePlus could have sold the 64GB model for $400 instead of $350 and would have sold a lot of phones and made $50 on each one. If they sold a million of them, that'd be $50M profit. That's nothing to sneeze at.

Of course the scenario above is fantasy because OnePlus isn't serious about making phones.

The more a person looks at OnePlus objectively, it is clear that the company focuses almost all their efforts on deceptions and hype and next to zero effort on making phones.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 17:21

26. Beijendorf (Posts: 349; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Nowhere in your reply did you mention a single thing related to your claims of "scamming".

OnePlus set their goal to produce a flagship and sell it at the cheapest possible price, thus making a name for themselves in the market. Having a well-recognized brand on the market is worth billions, not some measly millions.

Now take your dictionary out and look up "scam" and "deception", because you clearly don't know what those words mean.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 19:29

28. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Promised: "Something better than pre-orders".
Delivered: crap invite system that is universally hated.

Promised: phones that people could buy
Delivered: crap invite system that is universally hated.

Hype: six months of gradual reveal
Reality: vapor launch and no phones

Hype: two more months of hype and gimmicks
Reality: vapor launch #2 and no phones

(I could go on and on, just looking at all the elements of how OnePlus has hidden specs, made deceptive statements about the size of their phone, etc.)

OnePlus obviously knew in advanced they were not going to ever make phones in any serious quantities. They led people to believe that they would. This is deception, plain and simple.

When it comes to OnePlus being a scam, again, collecting personal information on a lot of people without any intention of selling them phones, well, this is a scam, i.e. the data was collected for a fradulent purpose.

(and again, I could go on and on. OnePlus is not an honest company and it's easy to show this)

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