$4 Indian Smartphones 'Aste honetan ontziratu egingo’

$4 Indian Smartphones ‘Will Ship this Week’

Ultra-etorria señal Bells Askatasuna 251 Android telefono aurrez pentsatu iruzur egingo sorta batean ontziratu izan 200,000 - Baina enpresaren galera egingo handset bakoitzean


Powered by Guardian.co.ukIzeneko artikulu hau “$4 Indian smartphones 'aste honetan ontziratu egingo'” zen Samuel Gibbs-ek idatzitako, for theguardian.com ekainaren 27an 2016 10.53 UTC

The $4 Indian telefono duten pentsamendu batzuk agian inoiz gauzatu zituen informatzen du existitzen, baina bakarrik startup ekoizten da, bakoitzak galera bat egiten ari delako.

Señal Bells Libertad 251, Hasieran 5 £ prezio bat iragarri, itxuraz ezartzen da aste honetan ontziratu bezeroek telefonoa Erreserbatuta nor otsailean to - ($3.70 edo 2,77 £). Bat enpresaren jatorriz konpromisoa hartu zuten - - Prezio hartan da Indian startup Rs galdu da 150 ($2.2 edo 1,65 £) smartphone bakoitzean.

Señal Bells sortzaile eta buruzagi exekutiboa Mohit Goel Esan Indian Express: "Galera bat izango dugu, but I am happy that the dream of connecting rural and poor Indians as part of the Digital India and Make in India initiatives has been fulfilled with Freedom 251.”

The 3G Android 5.1 smartphone has a 4in screen, 8-megapixeleko atzealdeko kamera, 3.2-megapixel selfie camera, a 1.3GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, microSD txartela gehiago gehituz zulodun.

The company says that it has nearly 200,000 Freedom 251s ready to ship, with plans to open up orders again in the near future and ship 200,000 handsets a month, although to date no phones have been made available for scrutiny.

Since February, Ringing Bells has faced increasing scepticism. At the launch of the phone the company showed off supposed “prototypes”, which turned out to be smartphones made by another Indian manufacturer with the branding covered.

A government investigation led to a raid of the company’s offices over tax and the lack of certification for the device with the country’s telecoms regulator. Ringing Bells was also accused of cheating and threatened with lawsuits over the rebranding of Adcom smartphones.

Should Ringing Bells be able to ship a working Android smartphone to customers on the 30 June as planned, it will be quite an achievement, although whether a startup can sustain losing £330,000 a month at its planned shipment schedule remains to be seen.

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