Moto W233


Moto W233 Renew

We are going green this month with some handsets designed to make your karma good and save a penguin in the process.

Motorola has gone for the social responsibility and social connectivity angle, with its Moto W233 Renew, available in the US already and coming to Europe soon. This is the world’s first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles; amazing stuff. And before you ask, no, it’s not waterproof.

Renew is of course, 100% recyclable, and is also the world’s first carbon neutral phone. Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation.

Motorola has reduced the packaging size by 22%, and it is all made from recycled paper. In addition, a postagepaid recycling envelope in box makes it easy to return your previous mobile phone for recycling at no cost.

With nine hours of talk time, CrystalTalk technology and messaging capabilities, Renew makes environmental responsibility affordable for consumers everywhere.


Samsung Blue Earth

Samsung Electronics unveiled its solar powered full touchscreen phone, Blue Earth, at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

Designed to symbolise a flat and rounded shiny pebble, (or perhaps just a bright blue round phone) Blue Earth is the first solar powered full touchscreen phone. By charging with the solar panel, located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.

Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles, helping to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. The device, including charger, is free from harmful substances, such as brominated flame retardants, beryllium and phthalate.

Using the eco mode on the handset, users can also reduce energy use, then click on the eco walk function which will count the steps they take and calculate the Co2 emissions they’ve reduced by not using a car – get out those Birkenstocks! Even the packaging is specially designed to be as eco-friendly as possible.

The Samsung Blue Earth will be available in the UK during the second half of 2009.


LG’s no-name eco phone

Aw, bless. This little solar powered baby is currently nameless. We shall call it John Doe. John Doe will be arriving in Europe towards the end of 2009, so all of us that see the sun can whip it out and point it to the sky. The phone, that is.

This eco-friendly mobile phone is equipped with a solar panel battery cover, to conveniently harness the sun’s limitless (unless you’re in the UK) and pollutionfree energy. Exposing the panel to the sun for ten minutes will give the phone enough power for a three minute call, making it the perfect companion for emergency situations when no power is available to charge a dead battery. If left in natural light for long periods, the solar panel creates enough standby power to power the phone without any charging devices.

In addition, LG is introducing green packaging to its entire line of 2009 mobile handset models. The eco-friendly packaging saves natural resources and promotes easy recycling by printing with soy inks and using recycled paper and cardboard without laminate coating.

LG, like many other savvy manufacturers, is also taking a step forward in reducing the use of hazardous substances in its products and instead using sustainable ones. So no more killer mobile phones.

LG Eco Phone

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic

From the green thinking device…This device from Nokia is not only a good entertainment device, but it also has several environmental improvements that are worth a mention.

First of all, the device has a series of energy features that means it only uses the power it needs. Its power save option has an ambient light sensor that reads how much natural light is available and only adds extra additional illumination to the screen and keypad if needed. It also comes with Nokia’s energy efficient micro-USB charger, plus visual and audio alerts to remind people to unplug the charger from the wall when the device battery is full.

The Nokia 5630 Xpress Music is a good example of how Nokia also considers the environment in the materials it uses to make its devices. It is completely free of PVC, phthalates, chlorinated flame retardants, and all compounds containing bromine or antimony trioxide. As with every Nokia device, it is 80% recyclable and its compact packaging is 100% recyclable.

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic

Nokia 2730 classic

To the classic, keep it forever device….Competitively priced and equipped, the Nokia 2730 classic is Nokia’s most affordable 3G phone offering faster access to the internet and a richer browsing experience.

With the steady spread of 3G data networks across the developing world, the Nokia 2730 classic is ideal for staying connected with friends and family, and sharing life with others.

The Nokia 2730 classic is expected to start shipping in the third quarter of 2009.

Nokia 2730 classic

Samsung i8910 HD

To the latest cool device…Samsung Mobile has launched the i8910 HD, also known as Omnia HD. Available immediately, the new handset features the world’s first HD video camera in a mobile phone and will be initially available exclusively from Orange.

The Samsung i8910 HD is the newest high performance full touchscreen phone to bring together style, multimedia and business performance in one device. It has a stunning design with a sleek finish and delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to its HD capability, 3.7 inch AMOLED screen and eight gig internal memory.

And it’s got an eight megapixel camera. What more could a moving and shaking consumer possibly want?

Samsung i8910 HD
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