Samsung Reclaim..An eco friendly phone

5 Nov

For the last couple of weeks I have been testing the Samsung Reclaim which is available on Sprint. According to Samsung, 80% of the content of the Reclaim is from recycled materials. That is an impressive feat given that typically less than 50% of a phone can be recycled. The Reclaim is offered in blue and green. The phones is surprisingly lightweight at 3.5 ounces and offers the following capabilities:

  • Slide-out Qwerty keyboard
  • Turn by turn direction using Sprint Navigation
  • 3G (EvDo) 
  • Decent web browsing
  • Typical access to POP 3 e-mail and e-mails offered by most e-mail service providers
  • 2 megapixel still and video camera

In keeping up with the Green mantra of the phone, a utility provides access to “green” content from the Discover channel and other useful green guides.

Moreover, with every unit purchased, Sprint is donating $2 to the Nature Conservancy’s adopt an acre program.

Sprint is selling the device for $49.99 after a mail in rebate and with a 2 year contract. We noticed that the Reclaim was available on Wirefly for free with a 2 year contract.

We are pleased to note that the wireless industry is becoming more eco friendly and applaud the efforts of Sprint and Samsung to launch an “eco friendly” device. In the coming years we expect a lot more content of mobile devices to be recycled. 

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