Sprint and consumer electronics company Samsung have partnered to debut a new eco-focused mobile phone. The new Samsung Restore, as it is being called, is the second green mobile the two have put out to market in the last year and will price around $50 with a two year agreement and rebate when it becomes available this summer.
The Samsung Restore, said the two companies, sports an outer casing made with 27 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. The phone itself is 84 percent recyclable, meeting RoHS standards for low levels of environmentally sensitive materials such as PVCs and beryllium. It is also powered by an Energy Star-qualified energy efficient charger that has standby power loss less than 30mW.
Technical features of the new Samsung Restore include a slide-out, full QWERTY keyboard with optical joystick, 2.0 MP camera and camcorder, MP3 player with microSD card slot and stereo Bluetooth wireless technology. It also comes pre-loaded with access to a collection of green, earth-friendly information and tips.