Another green phone: Samsung Blue Earth

More and more cellphone manufacturers these days are coming out with eco-friendly phones; I just wish I can see some of them over here! It would be great to actually hold one, try it out, and see if its looks, features, and capabilities are up to snuff, and that its eco-friendliness isn’t its only virtue, because face it, an eco-friendly phone that has technical specifications more suited to a year 2000 phone just won’t get any attention.

Happily, Samsung’s latest green brainchild, Blue Earth, looks like a pretty awesome phone. It was actually announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, and has just been released recently. The body is made from PCM, or recycled water bottles, and the phone even has a solar panel in the back. It also boasts features such as a touchscreen, 3G capabilities, Bluetooth, and a 3.2 MP camera. To save energy, you can switch to Eco Mode, which dials down the phone’s brightness level and backlight duration. And if you want to know how much CO2 you’re not releasing every time you walk, take a look at its pedometer called Eco Walk.

Now I don’t really need a new phone, but it won’t hurt to hang out in Samsung shops the coming months and see if this little blue cutie will show up in local Samsung displays.

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