OnePlus One, the invite that almost everyone is looking for. After waiting for almost 3 months, I have received mine directly. Just when I was having doubts about getting support and casing. I could have got this even earlier by registering when the Forums section was launched. Instead I did it in May 14, nearly a month after the announcement of the Invites scheme.
A quick browse through the 224 page thread in HardWareZone, convinced me that it is safe enough to buy. For the uninitiated, OnePlus is a spin off/branch/subsidiary of Oppo. OnePlus flagship phone is called One and it is their only product. The One is a quad core phone with a 5.5 inch display, 3GB of RAM and a huge battery. Very similar to the Nexus line, no SD card or removable battery.
Wish me luck!
Update 12 Aug 2.52pm
Update 14 Aug 14
The One has landed in VPOST processing centre in Oregon. All I have to do is to pay and it will be shipped. Instead of rushing it over, I have decided to include in a few more items to take advantage of bundling and avoid the base charge. Getting some parts and filters for the fridge.
Update 27 Aug 14
All the rest of stuff were in on 25 Aug. Amazon took a long time to truck it over and I was nearly fined for keeping the rest of the stuff so long. Amazon warehouse is on the East coast, VPOST is in Oregon, West Coast.All payment done, after 2 days of processing it is on the way to Singapore. If the reverse holds true I should see it next Monday 1 Sep.
Update 8 Sep 14
The phone arrived on 30 Aug. It was really difficult to find a case. In the end I had to pay a visit to Sim Lim Square The first day of full operations is on 5 Sep 14