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Ringing Bells ‘$4 Smartphone’ Founder Arrested on Fraud Allegations

Does the name 'Ringing Bells' ring any bells? The oddly-named company was responsible for stealing the limelight for a few weeks with its Freedom 251 smartphone, which was being sold to the customer for an astonishingly low $4 (₹251). There were a number of things not quite right with this $4 smartphone. We had an article over why the...

Freedom 251 Maker Seeks Rs. 500 Billion ($7.4 Billion USD) From Indian Govt. Days Before Delivery

Remember the Freedom 251? Of course, you do. After all, it isn't everyday when someone decides to sell a phone at a cost which is a fraction of microSD cards. We last reported that the first batch of the phone was on its way to reach consumers, and ended the report with the question on how...

Freedom 251, The $4 Smartphone is on Course to Reach Consumers

Remember the Freedom 251? No, this isn't related to politics or revolution, not in any confirmed way at least. Freedom 251 is the name of the $4 Android smartphone, that was being launched by Indian company Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. Poor choice of brand name aside, the Freedom 251 made the news back in February when...

Freedom 251: Why It is a $3.7 Android Smartphone, and Why It Shouldn’t Exist

While everyone is gearing up for Mobile World Congress 2016, salivating over the thoughts of holding a certain Samsung or LG in their hands, a small Indian company is making waves with the launch of its super affordable smartphone, the Freedom 251. The Freedom 251 is being developed by Noida-based (India) Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. Talking about...