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Some interested buyers of the OnePlus One received another setback on Monday when the company’s website refused to keep up with the demand for the smartphone. As originally promised, OnePlus started taking pre-orders for the smartphone in batches to avoid any server related issues. But these server issues essentially meant that the site was down during the one hour pre-order window, leaving a majority of the users clueless. As expected, the company has tendered an apology explaining what exactly happened. That doesn’t change...

The makers of the OnePlus One are reportedly working on a new custom ROM for the successor, the OnePlus 2. This is expected to replace the Color OS ROM from Oppo which is seen on some variants of the handset. The company has confirmed that the new ROM will be available only in Chinese units of the upcoming flagship while the global markets will most likely get the CyanogenMod version. OnePlus currently offers a variety of options to owners of its smartphone as far as ROMs are concerned, so customers don’t necessarily have to...

The Alcatel ONETOUCH POP 7 tablet has just landed over at MetroPCS with a budget price tag. You can get this offering for just $149 off contract with the carrier’s monthly plans starting from as low as $10 per month. Specs wise, we can’t expect much from the ONETOUCH POP 7 considering the price it’s being offered for. But if you’re not looking for a powerful and expensive tablet, the ONETOUCH POP 7 should fit the criteria. The tablet comes with a 7 inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, a 2-megapixel camera on the...

The Kindle Fire HDX tablet will be up for grabs via AT&T starting tomorrow according to a new release issued by the carrier. The tablet is currently sold only via Amazon’s online store, but the retailer can hope to make significant damage with the device being sold through the country’s second largest carrier. AT&T is selling the 7 inch variant of the Kindle Fire HDX as of now, with no word on the 8.9 inch model yet. Pricing has been set at $99.99 with a two year contract or $10 a month for a period of 20 months via...

Microsoft has just launched two new apps for Android known as Next Lock Screen and Journeys and Notes. The Redmond giant has also introduced an app specifically meant for Android Wear devices known as Torque. All three apps are free, so you can try them all. Next Lock Screen is essentially a replacement for your standard lock screen. It’s pretty simplistic in nature and doesn’t come with too many fancy features to make it stand out from the crowd of lockscreen apps that we see around us. It’s nothing out of the ordinary,...

The OnePlus One smartphone will finally go up for pre-order starting next week, according to a release issued by the company. But there’s a caveat here. The pre-orders will go live only for an hour, which means that there will only be a limited number of units on offer. This is the company’s way of making up for the invites fiasco which left fans red faced. OnePlus promised to begin pre-orders for the smartphone in October and it’s good to see the company is living up to its word, albeit in a slightly unconventional...

As Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced yesterday, we’re beginning to see manufacturers coming forward with word on the status of the update for their devices. After Motorola and HTC shared details on the compatibility list, NVIDIA too has joined the list today by announcing the update for the Shield Tablet. The manufacturer hasn’t given away a precise date for the update rollout, but it is good news nevertheless. NVIDIA also mentions that there will be more features to look forward to, so it’s possible that the company...

Popular luxury phone maker Vertu has joined hands with car maker Bentley to produce a premium limited edition smartphone called the Bentley Signature Touch. The handset comes with a Bentley logo embedded on the front and is accompanied by the standard set of Vertu features including premium calf leather and some decent hardware underneath as well. Since the smartphone belongs to Vertu’s Signature line, we’re looking at a price tag of €12,500 or $15,823, so the Bentley logo clearly comes with a steep price. The handset also...