OnePlus started shipping out their new OnePlus One smartphone recently, after a brief delay due to some issues with OpenSSL, and now it would appear the handset has been delayed again, this time in Europe.
Italian Android blog, AndroidWorld, received an email from OnePlus one regarding their handset, and it explained that shipment of the handset had bee delayed in Europe due to customs issues, you can see an excerpt from the email below.
The issue stems from our vision for the design of the OnePlus One. For the back cover, we wanted the regulatory icons and text to be in harmony with each other and appear be as minimalistic as possible. In order to achieve this, we modified the CE icon to match the other icons. This was deemed unacceptable and our shipment was returned.
You placed an order that was planned to be shipped last week. Due to unforeseen issues with our product design, we need two more weeks until we can ship. Please accept from us a complimentary cover and screen protector (when they become available later this month) as a token of good faith. You may also cancel your order and receive a full refund.
So it looks like people in Europe who have ordered the OnePlus One will have to wait a few more weeks to get their device. If you have ordered the handset, and live in Europe, and your device has been delayed, leave a comment and let us know.