Ultra-cheap Smart phone at $6 a gimmick?

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The world’s cheapest smartphone, Freedom251, has hit the Indian market at an unheard of price – Rs 251 or below $4 – making the Android-operated device attractive, although some handset industry experts and analysts were sceptical and even called it a gimmick.

There is no known model of a subsidy like this that a Rs 4,000-Rs 5,000 phone can be sold at Rs 251,” said Pankaj Mohindroo, president of the Indian Cellular Association. “If there is something shrouded in secrecy or non-transparency, then the appropriate authorities will get to bottom of this.” Read more


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