Cell phones are not only becoming multi-featured devices, but they are becoming greener as well. Samsung has arrived with a new environment friendly cell phone – Samsung Reclaim M560. Reclaim is not the first green phone from this Korean company. Samsung had earlier produced eco-friendly phones such as Samsung F268 and Samsung W510. Samsung Reclaim will be the greenest of the Samsung green phones.
Samsung Reclaim M560 features
The body of this eco-friendly Samsung handset is made of environment friendly products. Bio-plastic derived from corn is used in building the casing of the handset. Nearly 80 percent of the materials used in making this phone could be recycled. The handset is completely free from hazardous materials, including PVC and phthalates, and there has been minimal use of brominated flame retardants or BFR. The advanced energy saving technology incorporated in the phone’s charger is 12 times more efficient than the energy efficiency standard set by the Energy Star program of EPA.
To prevent energy wastage, as soon as your battery is completely recharged the charger will alert you with a glowing light. Samsung Reclaim will come in a pack made from 70 percent recycled materials. For printing the texts on the package and the warranty, soy-based ink has been used.
Samsung Reclaim could not be called a true smartphone, because instead of running on a full operating system, Reclaim’s applications run on JAVA and BREW. It features a 2.4-inch LCD display, which supports images of 320 x 240 pixel resolution, and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Since a dedicated number pad is missing from the handset, users have to press the Fn key to convert the alpha keys into number keys. The apps preloaded in the phone include Google search, web browser, a page containing links to environment-friendly sites and several green apps. The phone allows one-click access to popular social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The 2-megapixel camera of Samsung Reclaim is equipped with 3x zoom and video recording capabilities.
Samsung Reclaim users also have the advantage of using Sprint services, such as Sprint TV, Sprint Radio, Sprint Music Store and Sprint Navigation. Reclaim will run on CDMA network. It will support Bluetooth, but wi-fi is missing from this device. There is in-built GPS, MP3 and FM radio.
Samsung Reclaim will be available from August 16. It will cost $50 with a two-year Sprint service contract.