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Freedom 251 smartphone maker resurfaces, says can deliver handsets by next year if supported by government
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Freedom 251 smartphone maker resurfaces, says can deliver handsets by next year if supported by government

After announcing that it had delivered 5,000 'Freedom 251' smartphones to customers in July last year, Ringing Bells said it would deliver 65,000 more.

Ringing Bells director Mohit Goel who launched ‘Freedom 251’ gets bail
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Ringing Bells director Mohit Goel who launched ‘Freedom 251’ gets bail

After announcing that it had delivered 5,000 'Freedom 251' smartphones to customers in July last year, Ringing Bells said it would deliver 65,000 more.

The Freedom 251 isn't dead, it's returned as the Freedom 420 4G feature phone for Rs 420
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The Freedom 251 isn't dead, it's returned as the Freedom 420 4G feature phone for Rs 420

Freedom 420 is a Rs 420 feature phone that offers a 4.20-inch screen, 420 MB of RAM and 1 GB of onboard storage, of which 420 MB is usable

Freedom 251: Police is looking for other directors after detaining Mohit Goel over fraud charges
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Freedom 251: Police is looking for other directors after detaining Mohit Goel over fraud charges

After arresting Mohit Goel, Director of Noida-based Ringing Bells Pvt Ltd, police said they were searching for four more directors of the company that launched the world's cheapest smartphone.

Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel detained: What was promised and what actually went down
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Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel detained: What was promised and what actually went down

After plenty of speculation it all came crashing down yesterday for Ringing Bells MD Mohit Goel who promised India a smartphone at Rs 251.

Freedom 251 smartphone maker Ringing Bells' Director Mohit Goel detained over fraud allegations
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Freedom 251 smartphone maker Ringing Bells' Director Mohit Goel detained over fraud allegations

Goel has been detained after owner of Ghaziabad-based Ayam Enterprises filed an FIR yesterday alleging that Ringing Bells "defrauded" it of Rs 16 lakh.

Mohit Goel, man behind Ringing Bells' Freedom 251 mobile phone, detained for fraud
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Mohit Goel, man behind Ringing Bells' Freedom 251 mobile phone, detained for fraud

Goel has been detained after owner of Ghaziabad-based Ayam Enterprises filed an FIR on Wednesday alleging that Ringing Bells "defrauded" it of Rs 16 lakh.

Newsroom diaries 2016: Freedom 251, the story that made us question technology
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Newsroom diaries 2016: Freedom 251, the story that made us question technology

We're glad today there's no mention of Freedom 251 and that India has finally moved beyond.

Freedom 251: Ringing Bells' managing director Mohit Goel has quit the company, says report
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Freedom 251: Ringing Bells' managing director Mohit Goel has quit the company, says report

The company’s owners have apparently shut shop and have are heading another company called MDM Electronics. The fate of Freedom 251 is unknown.

Freedom 251, iPhone 7 and Redmi Note 3 were the most searched phones of 2016 on Google
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Freedom 251, iPhone 7 and Redmi Note 3 were the most searched phones of 2016 on Google

Among the most search mobile phones, there was a new name this year. Freedom 251, the Rs 251 phone, that was announced earlier this year clearly dominated the search results. It even beat the likes of Apple's iPhone 7 which came in at second spot and Samsung which was at no.5 spot. Here is the complete list of the top trending mobile devices in 2016.

70,000 Freedom 251 smartphones delivered to customers clarifies Ringing Bells MD, Mohit Goel
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70,000 Freedom 251 smartphones delivered to customers clarifies Ringing Bells MD, Mohit Goel

In what would have to be one of the most controversial stories in smartphone industry this year, Ringing Bells' MD Mohit Goel has put out a statement claiming that the company has delivered 70,000 units of its Freedom 251 smartphone.

Freedom 251, the world's cheapest smartphone seems to have vanished
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Freedom 251, the world's cheapest smartphone seems to have vanished

If you are among those who pre-booked the a Freedom 251 at Rs 251 and are yet to hear from its Noida-based makers, you are not alone.

Drill a 3.5mm jack into the iPhone 7? Why we keep falling for pranks and hoaxes
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Drill a 3.5mm jack into the iPhone 7? Why we keep falling for pranks and hoaxes

The iPhone 3.5 mm hoax hack apparently involves drilling a hole through the speaker grill, and plugging a headphone jack.

Freedom 251 makers Ringing Bells launches Loyalty Card program
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Freedom 251 makers Ringing Bells launches Loyalty Card program

Noida-based Ringing Bells that introduced the world's cheapest smartphone Freedom 251 on Tuesday launched a loyalty card programme.

Rs 251 Freedom 251 vs Rs 501 ChampOne C1: The specs faceoff
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Rs 251 Freedom 251 vs Rs 501 ChampOne C1: The specs faceoff

We've put the Freedom 251 and the ChampOne C1 in the ring to see which one emerges as the winner, at least on paper.

Freedom 251 effect: The trend of super-cheap smartphones and the price offering
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Freedom 251 effect: The trend of super-cheap smartphones and the price offering

It was in February that Ringing Bells created ripples in the already fierce Indian smartphone market by announcing the Freedom 251.

ChampOne C1 smartphone launched at Rs 501, another Freedom 251 in the making?
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ChampOne C1 smartphone launched at Rs 501, another Freedom 251 in the making?

The company says that the price is only promotional and once the smartphone is launched, it will be priced somewhere around Rs 8,000.

Freedom 251: Our call to 65,000 Ringing Bells customers
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Freedom 251: Our call to 65,000 Ringing Bells customers

A lot’s happened since Ringing Bells caught popular attention by launching a smartphone for Rs 251. Yes, the Freedom 251 for Rs 251. Many, including authorities, called it a scam. Even I felt it was nothing less than a tricky scam.

Ringing Bells promises to deliver 65,000 Freedom 251 smartphones
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Ringing Bells promises to deliver 65,000 Freedom 251 smartphones

Ringing Bells on Monday announced it would deliver 65,000 more devices to those who had booked the Freedom 251 in the cash on delivery mode.

Why the Freedom 251 smartphone from Ringing Bells still doesn't make sense
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Why the Freedom 251 smartphone from Ringing Bells still doesn't make sense

Trusting a brand that fails to deliver its promises is hard especially if its a new entrant. That is exactly what Ringing Bells has proved with its Freedom 251 smartphone