OnePlus may contest High Court ban on import, sale of its phone

NEW DELHI: Chinese handset maker OnePlus is likely to challenge a Delhi High Court decision that bars it from importing and selling its OnePlus One smartphone in India, even as the company said it will discontinue local production of the device which it makes with US-based operating system maker Cynogen.  The court’ directive had come on a plea by Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics, which sought a temporary injunction against OnePlus saying it had infringed upon the exclusive rights that Micromax had acquired from “ambient services and application distributions agreement” with Cyanogen.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/oneplus-may-contest-high-court-ban-on-import-sale-of-its-phone/articleshow/45555240.cms

Delhi High Court bars OnePlus from selling in India

NEW DELHI: Chinese device maker OnePlus has been restrained by the Delhi High Court from marketing and selling of handsets bearing the Cyanogen mark.  The court, after hearing the plea of Micromax Informatics, though allowed the Chinese company to clear its stocks through an interim order.  In the case 3761/2014 between the Micromax Informatics and Shanzhen Oneplus Technology, lawyers for the former argued that they have entered into “exclusive rights” with the US software developing company Cyanogen, and alleged that OnePlus has breached its rights.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/delhi-high-court-bars-oneplus-from-selling-in-india/articleshow/45545796.cms

OnePlus One arrives in India, ready to battle Xiaomi and Micromax

China’s OnePlus launched in India today, pricing the 64GB version of the OnePlus One phone at INR 21,999, which is US$355. It runs CyanogenMod’s version of Android 4.4. It’s available exclusively on Amazon India. OnePlus’ entry into India comes five months after Xiaomi first ventured into the country. The launch of the OnePlus One looked in peril late last week when it emerged – much to the apparent surprise of OnePlus itself – that CyanogenMod has an exclusive partnership in India with homegrown phone maker Micromax.

https://www.techinasia.com/oneplus-india-launch/

India to be our biggest market in next few months: OnePlus

NEW DELHI: Bullish on the multi-billion dollar opportunity in the Indian smartphone segment, Chinese handset maker OnePlus today said it expects India to become its biggest market in the next few months.  At present, China is the biggest market for OnePlus, which announced its foray into India today with the launch of its ‘One’ smartphone at Rs 21,999.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/india-to-be-our-biggest-market-in-next-few-months-oneplus/articleshow/45347785.cms

Micromax-Cyanogenmod Tie up, Put OnePlus One at Stake in India

Just when Amazon India and OnePlus One were gearing up for the release of One’s phone, Cyanogen, the Android ROM developer, has announced an exclusive deal with Indian Smartphone manufacturer Micromax. According to the deal, Micromax will be the sole copyright holder of CyanogenMod based smartphones.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/micromax-cyanogenmod-tie-put-oneplus-one-stake-india-615563

In a counter to Xiaomi on Flipkart, OnePlus ties up with Amazon to launch in India

Last week, Xiaomi launched its Redmi Note in India. The smartphone will be sold on India’s leading ecommerce platform Flipkart exclusively. In fact, there’s nowhere else you can buy a Xiaomi phone in India. Flipkart is the exclusive sales front for Xiaomi’s entire range of popular, attractively priced phones with cutting edge specs in the country.

https://www.techinasia.com/oneplus-xiaomi-battle-is-also-amazon-flipkart-india/

Amazon Hints at Getting Exclusive Indian Selling Rights of OnePlus One Smartphones

The OnePlus One smartphone has started an invite distribution for buying their smartphones in India through an exclusive contest. In the contest, participants need to post a quote along with their #neversettle hash tag and take a selfie. OnePlus will choose 100 lucky winners from among the posted picture to get the right to buy a phone in India. The entire contest strongly hints that the smartphone manufacturer is about to start selling devices in India through a local seller. According to sources, Amazon India is about to get the unique selling right for this smartphone.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/amazon-hints-getting-exclusive-indian-selling-rights-oneplus-one-smartphones-614850

OnePlus One Pre-order Round 2 Set to Kick-off on 17 November; Company Promises Smoother Service

The second round of OnePlus One sale is all set to kick off on Monday, 17 November. The company has confirmed that the pre-order service will go live on Monday late afternoon at 4pm GMT (8am PST; 11am EST; 9:30pm IST). Only discontent among the fans is the one hour window; many wonder if this limited time will be enough for thousands who log-in to the page at the same time and cause server to crash, which happened in the last month.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/oneplus-one-pre-order-round-2-set-kick-off-17-november-company-promises-smoother-service-614150

Chinese phone-maker OnePlus inches closer to India launch

China-based mobile handset maker OnePlus is ready to enter the Indian market. Carl Pei, director of OnePlus Global, wrote  on the OnePlus forums that a general manager for India has been appointed and business negotiations have materialised. Indian consumers will soon be able to purchase the OnePlus One handset. OnePlus announced its plans to enter the Indian market in late August. The identity of the company’s new GM for India is under wraps, but the company promises OnePlus One will launch by end of this month.

http://www.techinasia.com/oneplus-enters-india-in-october/

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong across Asia, where a number of relatively new phone-makers are playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to get consumers hooked on their own keenly-priced but strongly-specced devices. Let’s look at 15 of the strongest new contenders across Asia. They’re all – individually and collectively – keen to steal sales from more established phone-makers. To quote a Bob Marley song: If you are a big tree, we are a small axe, sharp and ready, ready to cut you down.

http://www.techinasia.com/2013-list-new-asian-homegrown-smartphone-brands/

OnePlus One Flagship Phablet with Snapdragon 801 series CPU Tipped to Debut in India Soon

We saw the official release of Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone Mi3 earlier this week. Now, fellow Chinese company OnePlus is slated to foray into the Indian market. OnePlus’ official blog administrator Carl Pei has hinted that the company has plans to enter Indian market, inciting excitement among many Indian fans. “It’s safe to say that we’re interested in India. Being such a young company, we also know that India is a huge challenge.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/oneplus-one-flagship-phablet-snapdragon-801-series-cpu-tipped-debut-india-soon-605415

OnePlus One is China’s coolest smartphone… for now (REVIEW)

The One is OnePlus’ first ever smartphone and it’s aimed squarely at the same demographic as the Xiaomi Mi3 in China and the Nexus 5 around the world. I got the 64GB international version, currently available via invite only. It sports a 1080p HD 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon quad-core processor, CyanogenMod OS, 13MP back camera, and a 3100mAh battery. My version usually costs US$350, but I had to pay a bit extra to get it here in mainland China. The 16GB international model normally costs a very modest US$299.

http://www.techinasia.com/oneplus-chinas-coolest-smartphone-review/