Sprint and Samsung announced that they are going to begin selling phones that are considered eco-friendly. Samsung’s new eco phone, the 3G Samsung Reclaim, will only be available to the Sprint network. The Reclaim is Sprint’s attempt to compete with the “green” cell phones introduced over the past several months, including the Motorola Renew, a 100 percent recyclable cell phone available for T-Mobile users.
The Samsung Reclaim is made from 80% recycled materials, including a casing made from plastics that are partially corn-based, allowing the plastic to break down easier. The Samsung Reclaim also features “One Click,” Sprint’s customizable interface for quick access to social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube, along with a new “green” One Click offering that feature five steps from the Discovery Channel to be more eco-friendly.
The phone is expected to go on sale Aug. 16 for $50 with a two-year Sprint agreement and rebates. The Reclaim also comes in fully recyclable packaging.
Does an eco-friendly phone make a difference to you? Would you think about purchasing a phone because it is eco-friendly? Or are the extras – like what the iPhone has – more of an appeal?
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