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Source: Mashable

Date: February 17, 2016

Freedom-251

A little-known Indian company is launching the cheapest smartphone in the world today. The Freedom 251, manufactured by Ringing Bells, is priced at just Rs 251 (under $4). If it delivers, it could play a significant role in connecting India, where smartphone usage and Internet connectivity still remain a work in progress.

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Questions for discussion:

1. How is it possible that smartphones in North America are so much more expensive than this $4 alternative?

2. If this product was introduced in our North American markets, do you think there would be a shift in competition?

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