A company called Docoss Multimedia Private Limited that is Jaipur based is up to provide cheap and affordable mobile handsets for the masses. Only time will show whether it’s an initiative or just an another scam.
To start with, the company will sell its first Android smartphone, the X1 for Rs 888. It features 4 inch display, a 1.3GHz dual-core Cortex A7 chipset, 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal memory that can expandable to 32GB, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.2-megapixel front camera. The battery will be a 1300 mAh unit.
A year warranty to be given as an additional benefit.
As the case was with Freedom 251, you have to pre book or pre order the phone by April 29 till 10PM and the company will be delivering our phones by May 2. The website of the company crashed soon after it opened for pre-bookings due to the ultra cheap price tag.
They seem to take orders via SMS, asking the customers to send details like their name, address and pin code to the specified number; and not tyo call on that number. It clarified later that it was unable to book orders as too many consumers were calling the number.
As much as we would like to believe that this smartphone exists, lessons learnt from the Freedom 251 that shattered the hopes of the people.