So you’re in the market for a new cell phone. You know that a refurbished model is the greenest option, but you long for the all the latest bells and whistles. Luckily, there are a quite a few emerging “greener” new cell phone options these days, one of which is the Sony Ericsson Cedar.
The Cedar (which comes to us by way of Coolest Gadgets) features such eco-credentials as recycled plastics, a low power consumption charger, an e-manual (included in the phone itself), as well as waterborne paint and compact packaging. It also offers all the modern mobile goodies, like push button email, Bluetooth connectivity and HSDPA. The phone is part of Sony’s ongoing Greenheart line, which was created around a commitment to reduce waste in manufacturing and packaging “without compromising on style or features.”
According to a release, the phone also uses a special Widget Manager to handle all your social networking applications, easy transfer of contacts and info, 3G, direct access web-browsing, headphone jacks for music and video, and a 2-megapixel camera (with “send by MMS” capability). The latest addition to the Greenheart line, the phone is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010.