In the Mobile World Congress 2009, held in Barcelona, Samsung for the first time had revealed its environment friendly Blue Earth touchscreen phone. From the end of October, this stunning Samsung smartphone will be available in several European countries.
To achieve the environment friendly tag, a cell phone should be made from eco friendly materials and the handset should suck less battery juice. Multimedia feature packed smartphones are infamous for consuming excess energy. To make the device energy efficient, cell phone makers are forced to reduce the number of phone features, incorporating only those functions that consume less energy. Although there is a huge demand for eco friendly cell phones, most of the eco friendly devices that are currently available in the market have limited features that limit their usability. Samsung has perhaps for the first time created an eco friendly smartphone that has incorporated the latest multimedia functions while retaining the eco friendly elements.
Samsung Blue Earth
The casing of the Samsung Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic bottles or Post Consumer Material. This eco friendly phone along with its chargers is free from hazardous materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFR) and phthalate. The charger shipped with the Blue Earth handset complies with the 5 star energy efficiency norms. In the standby mode, the charger consumes only 0.03W power. This phone also comes with a solar panel. The package of the phone is made from recycled paper and soy ink is used for printing. Users can convert the package into a pencil box or photo frame. To reduce energy usage, the Eco mode allows users to switch the display brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth into the energy efficient modes. The Eco Walk feature measures how much carbon footprint you can reduce by walking, instead of riding a car.
Samsung Blue Earth features a 3-inch touch sensitive capacitive display. The phone’s screen is fitted with accelerometer. This Samsung eco friendly phone comes with a primary 3.15-megapixel camera with video recording and geo tagging features. Blue Earth also sports a secondary camera. The phone flaunts FM radio with RDS, GPS, MP3 music player, Bluetooth and browser. It will run on the 2G GSM and 3G UMTS networks.
Samsung Blue Earth will be available in Sweden from late October. It will soon arrive in other European and Asian countries.