The thing gets more and more for the birth of the cheapest smartphone in the world, the Freedom 251, that it will cost less than 3.5 euros to change. After the mess of counterfeiting and licenses that led police to the offices of the company, now the Popular Party of India has lodged a lawsuit that has been admitted to processing.
A situation that is attached to the confirmation for several weeks that There is no public aid or subsidy to the project, so the price is met completely through the strategy of income and costs. And 70 million people were interested in the reserves.
Police in the city of Noida, where is the headquarters of Ringing Bells, has opened proceedings by local model FIR (First Information Report), whereby It calls for the appearance of the owner of the company, Mohit Goel, and its President, Ashok Chaddha. NDTV reported that it has been constituted under the case of fraud, the section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
Contradictions in the Indian people’s Party
The police action was launched after the denunciation of the leader of the BJP (party Popular Indian), Kirit Somaiya, because of the risk of fraud that hides this product with an impossible cost. Curiously was Murli Manohar Joshi, one most prominent veterans of the party, which endorsed this project and even participated in the presentation of the 251 Freedom. That was the reason that led us to think wrong than Ringing Bells received public financing.
Goel said that his company will collaborate with the Government in everything and has put all the documentation to the research service. But he has not pushed back and maintains that they will go ahead with his plan: “we will offer more affordable quality products to our customers through a range of smartphones, including the 251 Freedom”.
Who it harms all this?
What is going on here? Do we have the police acting as protector of the population facing a case of potential scam? Ringing Bells has contributed and much to give this perception with mobile sending counterfeit to the press and with the lack of argument about its business model, which only said that it is capable of generate profits through its ecosystem of apps. Start operating before licences, as I already have, nor was it a good idea.
Or perhaps is the police favouring already consolidated industry giants and it is preventing that? a product so cheap and affordable to democratize the ownership of a smartphone in the country with the largest number of poor people in the world? Because the law must be equal for all, go ahead, but if this project had future, for the sake of its population the State should help you start instead of put sticks in the wheels.
Silence is the worst of the strategies for the Indian company. If they are really making phones and they are proposing to distribute them, either the fixed price or uploading it to have viability, the easiest would be teaching contracts of cooperation with the Assembly and Chinese providers. Since they have already recognized that until the end of the year will not have its manufacturing infrastructure, could suffice to openly show how they are working until then.
Now, with demand interposed, all that will happen to the local police, but not in a public way. Meanwhile, the concern is already present across the network and that 70 million potential buyers could bounce back. Although only a few euros, for its main recipient these 251 rupees are essential.