Months after raising eyebrows, and even getting slammed as a 'Ponzi scheme', Ringing Bells -makers of the 'world’s cheapest smartphone'- have finally announced a release date.
The company's Founder and CEO Mohit Goel has said that they are ready with nearly 2 lakh ‘Freedom 251’ handsets and will start delivery from June 30.
Although the number is still a far cry from their originally promised delivery of 25 lakh handsets before June 30, but going by the controversy and the legal soup it has got itself into, Ringing Bells could still be vindicated if it actually delivers.
The product will be delivered to customers who paid for it earlier on COD (cash-on-delivery) basis, and the ones who paid for it on their website -which suspiciously went down even before the booking started in mid-February- might have to wait a little longer.
Interestingly, they now want to launch the world’s cheapest 32-inch high-definition LED television -also called "Freedom".