Samsung announced the Blue Earth Eco Phone in February at the MWC 2009. Today Samsung informed that the Blue Earth phone is now launching in Sweden in October and will soon launch in France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and other European and Asian countries.
Samsung says that the Blue Earth is the first solar powered full-touch screen phone. By charging with the solar panel located on the back of the phone, users can generate enough electronic power to call anytime anywhere.
The Blue Earth phone has apparently an eco calculator installed that tells you how many trees you saved while using the solar charger of the phone.
The Samsung Blue Earth is made from recycled plastic called PCM, which is extracted from water bottles, helping to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. The device, including charger, is free from harmful substances such as Brominated Flame Retardants, Beryllium and Phthalate.
The packaging for Blue Earth is designed to be both small and light, made from recycled paper, and comes with a 5 star energy efficient charger which uses standby power lower than 0.03W. As part of the Voluntary Agreement of European Commission IPP (Integrated Product Policy) pilot program, Samsung has agreed to start using rating on energy consumption on the no-load mode of the mobile device charger.
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