This $4 smartphone finally has a ship date after sparking investigations
Chances are, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
That seemed to be the case for the Freedom 251, the world’s cheapest smartphone, announced in February. Ringing Bells, the Indian company behind the phone, sparked controversy when it claimed the smartphone would sell for just $4.
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Naturally, people were very curious to know how the company could sell an Android smartphone for so little, prompting the Indian Cellular Association (ICA) to write to India’s telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to get some hard answers. Read more…