Going green: a phone for your evironmental consious

Samsung-Reclaim-green-SprintThe US telecom provider Sprint has launched with Samsung Reclaim M560, a new “green” phone. A new marketing tool or really something new?

It’s ecological footprint seems to be modest: The Reclaim is created from 80 percent recycled materials, and its packaging will be eco-friendly for it’s constructed from 70 percent recycled materials and printed with soy-based ink. It also comes with an extra efficient charger and the manual has been scrapped for an electronic version.

Even the user interface comes with access to green applications that provide information on ways to make your life more eco-friendly.

All this focusing on Eco-friendliness doesn’t mean you get thrown back to the stone age. For a mere $50 you will get a full-QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and a 2.0 megapixel camera.

It is however not the only Eco phone to be launched.

The Sony Ericsson GreenHeart has a pedometer, a 5-megapixel camera, a media player, and a NetFront browser. It ships with an electronic in-phone manual rather than a paper guide, and is made of recycled plastics.

The Motorola W233 Renew is made from recycled bottles and comes packaged in 100 percent recycled materials.

The problem with the two phone mentioned above (and where the Reclaim might be different) is these phones are pretty single-minded: If you’re looking for a handset that does more than make calls and count your steps, they probably won’t suit you. None of them are smartphones so you won’t have access to a variety of apps and there’s little room for customization.

If a Green phone is really to be different it must be more then just a simple phone. People now use their phones for more then just calling: it’s turning more and more into an entertainment device. Maybe this is where the Samsung reclaim can be different: Green but without compromising the user experience.

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~ by sendvideotomobile on August 6, 2009.

One Response to “Going green: a phone for your evironmental consious”

  1. I LOVE the Samsung Reclaim. I got one and it works like a charm.

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