Monday, June 16, 2008

GreenTech: Samsung launches greener handsets

Samsung Electronics this week announced the launch of a couple of eco-friendlier mobile phones. The more interesting of the pair is the W510, which features a casing made of bio-plastic derived from corn rather than the usual petro-chemicals. The phone also lacks any heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and bromide, which ought to make Greenpeace happy.

The other phone, the F268, is less edible but still more disposal-safe than usual, containing no brominated flame retardants (BFRs). It also features an alarm to encourage you to unplug your charger once your handset is fully charged, which will probably be annoying but still a Good Thing.

The W510 will initially be available in Korea, and the F268 in China.

via [Akihabara]

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