Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson maintains a small line up of “GreenHeart” mobile phones it believes to be more environmentally friendly than many other phones currently on the market. It is now expanding this line up by two, announcing this week its new Hazel and and Elm models.
Sony Ericsson believes these phones to be green for several reasons. These include being made of recycled plastics, being “free from hazardous chemicals,” having a low power consumption charger and having installed on them some eco-focused lifestyle applications. Both will be available within the first six months of next year.
The Hazel, designed as a slider style mobile, and the candy-bar looking Elm have a wide array of features in common. These include, in no particular order, several talking enhancement technologies, an ergonomic keypad, over the air personal data back ups, social networking on popular sites, integrated media player, a 5.0-megapixel camera with auto focus and turn by turn navigation via built-in GPS.
Sony Ericsson GreenHeart [via press release]