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Head of the company behind India’s $4 smartphone arrested for fraud

Remember that smartphone that Indian government officials said would be made in India and sell for less than $4? The founder of the company behind that phone was arrested on fraud charges yesterday. Ringing Bells actually started shipping its Freedom 251 phone in mid-2016. But a number of distributors have alleged that they placed orders […]

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So about that $4 smartphone…

Indian startup Ringing Bells recently¬†announced plans to launch a smartphone that would sell for less than $4. Not surprisingly, the company got a lot of attention for that. Also not surprisingly, a lot of people questioned whether this was possible… or if Ringing Bells was running some sort of scam. The fact that the early […]

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Ringing Bells Freedom 251 is a $4 smartphone for Indian market

This week we heard that an Indian company would be launching a $7 smartphone. That was wrong. The Freedom 251 smartphone from Ringing Bells actually sells for less than $4. Update:¬†Or at least that’s the promise… in reality there are some unanswered questions about the phone and the company behind it. Update 2: And it’s […]

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Indian company to launch a $7 smartphone (updated)

Soon you may be able to pick up a smartphone for less than the price of a 16GB microSD card… at least if you’re in India. The Freedom 251 is a smartphone from Indian phone maker Ringing Bells, and it’s expected to sell for just Rs. 500, or about $7. The company will officially launch […]