15 Apr '11, 9pm

New Sprint Android Phone Combines Recycled Materials & Green Apps

New Sprint Android Phone Combines Recycled Materials & Green Apps

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Sprint is upping the bar on green phones, and lowering their costs, with the latest phone in its environmental line, the Samsung Replenish. The phone builds upon the work done on Sprint's previous green phones -- the Samsung Reclaim, LG Remark and Samsung Restore -- containing 82 percent recyclable materials, a 34 percent recycled plastic housing, and no PVC, pthlalates or brominated flame retardants. What's more, the phone, which runs on the Android platform and has both a touchscreen and keypad, carries a $50 price tag and will have a monthly rate that is $10 less than all other Sprint phones. "The phone basically pays for itself in five months," Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said during a talk at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco announcing the phone. Sprint is also launching a new accessory with the phone, a $30 solar charger that takes the place of the...

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