Freedom 251: Ringing Bells freezes sales amidst speculations
Freedom 251, India’s most economical smartphone from small-known Ring Bells has raised eyebrows across the entire world with its astounding Rs 251 price tag. Now the company has declared that its expectations have been exceeded by the reply and is closing the booking for now.
The website got 6 lakh hits per second and crashed. It left many wondering if the site would be restored.
The reports also have suggested that Freedom 251 is a just rebranded version of ‘Made in China’ Adcom Ikon 4 smartphone. The tech community lifted flags against lots of tech CEOs and the pricing thought the device with Indian Flag imprint undermines the whole ‘Make In India’ initiative.
The telecom body DoT has found the cell phone with such specs can not be manufactured for less than Rs 2,300 and thus it is uncertain how a company created merely five back can sell its smartphone for such a dirt cheap price.
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