Bangalore-based Blowhorn has taken up the challenge of delivering the OnePlus One within 60 minutes, failing which buyers can get it for free. The promotion will be open on October 8th, 9th and 10th, with the success of this pilot being one of the decisive factors in arranging for the service to be made available in other cities across India. It’s not the first time we’re hearing of 1-hour delivery. Amazon Prime already offers it in select cities in the US and the UK.
Myntra, acquired and ruined by Flipkart with its app-only approach (just our opinion), had managed to hit records of 1 to 2 hours shipping in Delhi and Bangalore in 2013. But that was the last we heard of it. Now Blowhorn’s pizza-style delivery approach has managed to get people talking again. Fans who want to book a OnePlus One have to download the startup’s app from Google Play Store and place an order through it.
Once the request has been accepted by Blowhorn, customers can expect the OnePlus smartphone to reach them within 60 minutes. The intra-city logistics marketplace firm has not promised to confirm the order within any set amount of time. So there’s no guarantee that folks will receive the handset within an hour of picking the product from the app’s menu and paying Rs 21998 for it via net banking, plastic or MobiKwik wallet.
OnePlus One specifications list:
– 5.5-inch full HD display
– Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12.1
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor
– 3GB RAM, 64GB, no microSD card slot
– 13MP main camera, 5MP front lens
– 3100mAh battery
– 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS
The ’60 minutes or free’ countdown ends when the OnePlus One is within 20 meters of the buyer or at the first barrier point including a reception area or a security guard. In case of unsuitable delivery conditions, the offer will be revoked.