The news round-up this past Wednesday included a link about Freedom 251
, an Android phone on sale in India for 251 INR, the equivalent of $3.65 USD at today's rates
. Unbelievably, for that $3.65 you get a removable battery, micro SD slot and dual 3G SIM-unlocked support. Perhaps more believably, you also get a 4 inch 960 x 540 pixel screen with a 3.2 megapixel rear camera.
Here's where things start to get weird: Hardware-wise Freedom 251 looks a lot like another Indian handset, the Ikon 4 by Chinese company Adcom
. In fact, review units sent to the Indian tech press had an Adcom logo covered up with correction fluid. Yet the company behind Freedom 251 insists that their product is 100% "Made in India".
And things continue to get weird.