firstly an android mobile is not possible for 251 rs. Making such a promise was absurd, and on the least suspicious. A company promising an android phone with a camera and a touch screen on a price of 251 rs is either a fool or a genius. Looking at their numbers and how they are begging for the government's help of 50,000 crore i will say the latter is not true. Either Freedom 251 was a marketing stunt or a con. Either way India can use 50,000 crore to much better use, and the ones who would desperately need a cheap android based mobile can can go for some real mobile like ones from micromax and intex they are quit cheap and real, and they make mobiles without burdening the tax payers. Tax Payers from whom government make there earning.
7.4 billion to fulfill the 60M'ish ordered phones makes for $123 a piece... but what's 30 times the announced price here and there? The fact that you can get an actual real cheapo phone without government subsidies for less than half notwithstanding.
Wow What a Plan To Make Entry in Mobile Business..!!
This idiot Gives Commitment That He Can Deliver 251 Andriod Device..!!
Only for making Name & Fame in to the mobile business.
After huge registrations he is asking money help from government that to 50.000/- crore.
1) No one ask him to deliver 251 devices.
2) if you have given commitment then you should do it on your own. Because it is your dream not govenment dream.
3) why governemnt should help you. that to 50000/- crore.
ethereal, 08 Jul 2016They should re-brand themselves now from ringing bells to banging heads!
And GSMA please st... moreGood that GSMArena covered this story and raised awareness. I don't understand how this news will actually encourage ringing bells.
Instead, this revelation about such fr*ud company will actually prevent people from buying their products in future.
Keep it up GSMA ! Don't listen to haters !!
ethereal, 08 Jul 2016They should re-brand themselves now from ringing bells to banging heads! And GSMA please st... moreSo how should they warn people then? If they don't write news about how bad they are, then we would never know how corrupt they are. News can't just be happy with good numbers and butterflies.
Krishna, 08 Jul 2016Its a fraud company,why should goverment pay money to help such a fraud company?what does the word 'Krishna",means?
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2016At least you this company is caring for the less fortunate by needing help from the government... moreIts a fraud company,why should goverment pay money to help such a fraud company?
At least you this company is caring for the less fortunate by needing help from the government but in India that will never happen
So everyone was expecting $4 smartphone from.a company that cant make $4 feature phone
They should re-brand themselves now from ringing bells to banging heads!
And GSMA please stop covering news of such frauds! This shall only make them more popular, something they absolutely do not deserve.
So they ripped peoole off for 4$ ?
That's the lowest indians have gotten so far.
Oneplus did it perfectly.
They made a phone worth 250$ with flagship specs and they didn't make profit (Company says "single digit dollar profit) and yet managed to sell their devices and gained a lot of popularity and now they are with their 4th device and selling like hot cakes.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2016Copy and paste LG G5 screen? Big ambition but no business sense at all. Who told you the make... moreI think you are naive. This is just a big scam to loot money. Do you see anyone protesting for the phone? They will simply loot this money or most of it away. Government is also a part of this. No way they didn't know they it will turn out like this
They tried to steal money from Indian government. Somehow they knew what this mother f#ckÂ€§s trying to do. They simply wanted to steal money from a government who has millions of people dying by hunger every year .... If government supporting this scumbags that would be a really bad image for leaders....
Thats "Android" for you.
Freedom / Free / Openness.
But in fact, its scamming / malware / empty promises / no updates. But i guess its no harm, investment is low, return is equally low.