New Sony Ericsson Aspen Phone Touts Some Eco Touches

Sony has announced the newest member of its environmentally friendly GreenHeart line-up of mobile phones: the Sony Ericsson Aspen, which packs all the tech users want in a mobile device into a framework built from recycled materials and other such environment-focused features. In a press release issued by Sony Ericsson, Quentin Cordier, Global Marketing Manager for the Sony Ericsson family of devices, confidently referred to the Ericsson Aspen as “the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life.”

Joining the Ericsson catalog’s Hazel and Elm phones, the Aspen boasts a QWERTY-style keyboard, a 240×320 display resolution, 100 megabytes of on-board memory, SanDisk microSD support for up to 16 gigabytes of additional storage, pocket-friendly weight and dimensions, a touch screen and some different color schemes, among other specs.

Sony Ericsson Aspen Black

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As if its technological features didn’t make it desirable enough, the Aspen also falls in line with the GreenHeart model of how a green device should be built. Referred to on the product’s official website as “best pals with Mother Nature”, the Aspen is constructed using recycled materials, and its black or white-silver finish is applied with PPG’s WaterBorne paint, a paint that contains lower VOC (volatile organic compounds) than solvent, which improves air quality.