Design choice delays OnePlus One in Europe

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OnePlus_One_Official_01If you were one of the people in Europe who ordered the OnePlus One, you may want to check your email this morning. According to, the company is sending out emails to people in Europe explaining that the OnePlus One is delayed due to a design choice. Basically what it boils down to, is the company modified the CE logo to match other icons in an attempt at being as “minimalistic as possible.” Apparently, this was unacceptable and orders that were shipped to soon-to-be owners, were sent back. The email that was sent is as follows:

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OnePlus One delayed again due to CyanogenMod issues

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It was all too good to be true, wasn’t it?

OnePlus, a small start-up which planned to release its first mobile device this summer, has delayed the project, dubbed the “One,” once again.

Invites for the OnePlus One were supposed to be sent out in May, but there were software bugs that held back the device from release. It looks like there’s been another bump in the road — there are more problems with the software. The device will come running CyanogenMod, the popular Android-based operating system.

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Sony Xperia Z2 deliveries to be impacted by parts shortages causing delays

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In the past we have seen some instances where phone manufacturers dropped the ball on being ready to meet demand for new flagship devices. A new report from DigiTimes indicates the most recent launches by the major companies have been successful with one exception, the Sony Xperia Z2. According to analysts, Sony is being impacted by a shortage of some parts, which is expected to result in a delay of five to seven months in some markets, including the U.S., the U.K., and Hong Kong. It will be interesting to see how this delay may impact Sony’s strategy for the release of their next flagship device. » Read the rest

Vivo Xplay 3S delayed until late February

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When Vivo officially announced their new Vivo Xplay 3S smartphone back in December, they were hoping to lay claim to the first smartphone to hit the market with a 2K display. That official announcement followed several leaks in November, like one showing the device’s screen in action. Unfortunately, producing prototypes that help demonstrate a new technology is different from mass production for consumers, a situation that Vivo has been dealing with much to their chagrin. » Read the rest

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5 to be delayed until 2014

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Using their Twitter account, Gameloft has announced Modern Combat 5, the next in the franchise, is being delayed until sometime in 2014. Gameloft released the first teaser for Modern Combat 5 back in June and it was hoped that meant a release before the end of the year, especially in light of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour being released in December 2012. While fans of the franchise will be disappointed with having to wait more than a year for the next title. if Gameloft does things right they may be able to duplicate the success of other popular titles like Grand Theft Auto that also follow extended breaks between titles. The screenshot above, included in the Twitter posting, appears to be highly detailed. Hopefully game play will match any graphics excellence.

source: @Gameloft_ANZ
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Global rollout for BBM for Android delayed, Blackberry makes statement

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Many have been anticipating the eventual release of BBM for Android this weekend, as the popular messaging platform will never soon be available to many more smartphone consumers.

However, in what was supposed to be a weekend filled of fanfare for the arrival of the application, we have seen nothing but the exact opposite.

Android users have been waiting hours upon hours for the app to be released but nothing has been released so far.

Blackberry made a statement yesterday regarding the delayed rollout.

Prior to launching BBM for Android, an unreleased version of the BBM for Android app was posted online. The interest and enthusiasm we have seen already – more than 1.1 million active users in the first 8 hours without even launching the official Android app – is incredible. Consequently, this unreleased version caused issues, which we have attempted to address throughout the day.

Our teams continue to work around the clock to bring BBM to Android and iPhone, but only when it’s ready and we know it will live up to your expectations of BBM. We are pausing the global roll-out of BBM for Android and iPhone. Customers who have already downloaded BBM for iPhone will be able to continue to use BBM. The unreleased Android app will be disabled, and customers who downloaded it should visit to register for updates on official BBM for Android availability.

After yesterday’s explanation, an update was expected for Sunday. Guess again, BBM fans. Blackberry still has nothing to show except for a new tweet, sent out earlier today.

NVIDIA to begin shipping “SHIELD” portable gaming system July 31st following delay

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In late June, NVIDIA delayed their upcoming “Shield” Android-powered portable gaming system due to mechanical issues with third-party components. Yesterday, NVIDIA posted on their blog announcing that they will finally begin shipping the device on July 31st now that it is in full production.

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HTC One Developer Edition delayed along with 32GB unlocked version

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Buyers who placed pre-orders for an HTC One Developer Edition were probably expecting to receive a shipping notification yesterday or at the latest today. Unfortunately, the lack of shipping notices raised suspicions of a delay that has now been made official by HTC. Emails have been sent to those who placed an order that reads: » Read the rest

Google Delays Nexus Q Launch; Gives Them for Free to Those Who Pre-Ordered

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In a stunning twist, Google has indefinitely delayed the launch of their Nexus Q device. While it’s bad news for some that were eager to get their hands on it, it’s great news for the customers that pre-ordered the device. Google sent out an e-mail to the customers who pre-ordered stating that they’re extending their “Nexus Q preview” and giving the device for free.

This is a wonderful PR move by the search giant considering they promised a July launch for the Nexus Q. Due to the delay, it only makes sense to extend the developer preview from Google IO attendees to the folks that pre-ordered who are expecting the device by now. There’s no time table on when Google plans on launching the device, but we’ll be sure to inform you once we know. Did any of you guys pre-order the Nexus Q? If so, I’m sure this is wonderful news for you! You can read the official e-mail from Google after the break.

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Samsung Galaxy S III availability pushed back by Verizon

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If you are one of the many people waiting to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S III through Verizon, brace yourself for a delay. According to Verizon’s web site, the availability date is now July 12th, two days later than the previously announced July 10th date. The change appears to only apply to new purchases. Pre-orders should still ship according to released schedules.

source: Verizon Wireless