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    Pocketnow's summer of giveaways continues this week with our latest contest, awarding the winner an invite code to be used for purchasing a 64GB OnePlus One smartphone. We got this one rolling all the way back on Monday, and with entries closing tonight at the stroke of midnight (Eastern), we thought we'd give you one last reminder to get your name in the running. Visit the contest entry page for full details on rules and what you'll need to do to enter. Basically, just follow us on Twitter, leave a comment in our OnePlus One review telling us why you're interested in the phone, and ...

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    It's Friday afternoon, which means we have a winner: congratulations Lukas Pichl, you've got a OnePlus One invite code with your name on it. Check your inbox for our notification email and we'll get that right out to you. As for the rest of you, check back on Monday for our next giveaway; we've got one more OnePlus One invite to hand out, so if you didn't win this round, you've got one more shot. ____ Last week marked the first official installment of our Pocketnow summer giveaway series, where we're bringing you opportunities to win some of the hottest smartphone hardware all throughout ...

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    What does it mean to “Never Settle” when it comes to a smartphone? Almost every piece of technology has its limits, due to the restrictions of available technology, physics, or just how much circuitry you can cram into a rectangular box. Does not settling mean including every possible feature under the sun? Does it mean making an affordable phone with zero compromises on hardware? What would zero compromises look like? New kid on the block OnePlus, a Chinese manufacturer led by a former Oppo executive, has given us its bold answer in the One, a phone it calls a ‘Flagship Killer.’ ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Back in March, OnePlus gave us hope that the company's One might be the next Moto X of sorts, giving users a fair degree of customization through some alternate backplates featuring (for phones, at least) pretty exotic materials. Sure, the sandstone finish on currently available One handsets isn't real sandstone, but a few of the others OnePlus teased as part of its StyleSwap offerings were going to be the real deal: bamboo, Kevlar, and even denim. Only problem is, we've yet to see them arrive. Well, at least one could be right around the corner, as OnePlus drops a new teaser. Considering ...

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    The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream. In fact, it hasn't been for a while. Some may not consider the Moto X a high-end phone, especially not by today's standards, but it's certainly a capable smartphone that performs exceptionally and doesn't break the bank – at least not anymore. The Moto X didn't exactly start out budget-friendly. It began as a full-priced, high-end smartphone, and its pricing quickly worked its way down as Motorola ran various promotions. Now, albeit nearly one-year-old, the base Moto X can be had for just $350 without a contract, and it's a ...

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    The close of June marks an end to the latest season of smartphone shindigs: WWDC and Google I/O are behind us, and we've still got a couple months to go until IFA. What's a smartphone fan to do in the interim? Pocketnow's got plenty of news, reviews, and features coming out over the next few weeks to keep even the most fickle smartphone user interested, but this year we thought we'd spice things up even more with a special month-long event. A couple weeks back we brought you our latest smartphone giveaway, as Huawei helped us award a lucky Pocketnow reader a new Ascend Mate2 4G LTE. That ...

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    The OnePlus One has been a bit of a unicorn, despite retail boxes finally heading out to buyers in most countries the phone is sold in. We say most, as a design change in the OnePlus One has lead to one of the worst possible reasons for even more of a hold-up, at least in the European Union (one of the biggest markets for smartphone sales, we might add). The story is this -- all handsets hoping to clear the European customs process must bear the "CE" regulatory logo. That's all fine and dandy, and the OnePlus One does indeed carry it, but OnePlus decided to give the logo a bit of a ...

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    OnePlus has done an admirable job at getting people talking about its inaugural One handset, and between the CyanogenMod software, very capable-looking hardware, and incredibly affordable price tag, it's an easy phone to be tempted to purchase. The biggest problem, really, has been getting your hands on one, and we've covered the details behind the OnePlus One invite system at some length. But what if you could just buy the phone outright, no invitations to worry about? Tempting, no? You might be seeing stories going around today about a Chinese site that's selling the phone without the ...

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    Earlier this week, we learned that release plans for the OnePlus One were hitting a snag: despite invitations to purchase going out to potential customers, and orders coming in, OnePlus didn't quite have the smartphone ready to go. The delay was tied to efforts to resolve a software vulnerability uncovered in the CyanogenMod software the handset runs, and at time it sounded like we might be in for a bit of a wait as the code was updated, tested, and ready to install on all these One handsets. Thankfully, better news has already arrived, and it sounds like this hiccup is already behind us. ...

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    As invites start rolling out to early supporters of OnePlus, the company has revised the release date estimate for their flagship One smartphone due to an upcoming software update related to recently-discovered OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Invited people are receiving an email from OnePlus letting them know about the delay without going into much detail, but over on Reddit, a Cyanogen Inc. employee decided to clear things up a bit better. OpenSSL vulnerabilities discovered last week have been pegged as the reasoning behind this delay, and Cyanogen wants the factory release of the OnePlus One ...

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    In terms of smartphone offerings, this year is shaping up to be one of the most impressive ever. Not only are manufacturers managing to pull together some of the most advanced specifications into a single device, they are also (finally) focusing on things like user experience, software optimization, and sheer performance. And to top it all off, some are giving design and hardware more attention than in past years. The end result is stellar smartphones, all of which run well, look gorgeous, and offer a horde of useful features. Don't get me wrong. While these phones are more well-rounded ...

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    The OnePlus One has been quite hard to find, only available so far to forum members, auction bidders, and contest winners, among a select few others. The "2014 Flagship Killer" certainly has been heavily anticipated by many, so it may please you to know that OnePlus has announced that the first invites for the OnePlus One have been sent out. Invited people are getting emailed special links to claim their invites, presumably only valid for the 64GB One model. The methodology for selecting people for this particular batch of invites is unclear -- many early members of the OnePlus forums, ...

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    Say you want to get your hands on the new OnePlus One: what are your options? Well, you're going to need an invitation before you get a chance to purchase this guy. We've already seen OnePlus talk about distributing invites to its loyal forum members, and learned about contests it's begun running in order to award invites as prizes. That all seems like a lot of uncertainty, though; can't you just pay for an invite? As it turns out, yes you can, and officially no less, but not without a few catches. OnePlus has announced its intention to auction-off a pack of 15 One invites. We haven't seen ...

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    If you want one of the best values in Android phones around, the being-sold-at-cost OnePlus One, you're going to need an invite. Over the weekend we shared with you some of the specifics behind how these invitations would work, including how OnePlus was making them available to participants in its user forums, as well as plans to award invites as prizes to participants in upcoming contests. Today we see the arrival of the first such contest, giving you a chance to score a One invite of your own. For what it's calling the “It's Raining Invites” contest, OnePlus invites potential buyers ...

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