Saturday, 8 August 2009

Samsung introduces Reclaim, an Eco-Frendly phone in the US

Available on Aug. 16, Sprint and Samsung today announced Samsung Reclaim as the first phone in the U.S. constructed from eco-friendly bio-plastic materials. Made from 80 percent recyclable materials, the outer packaging and the phone tray inside the box are made from 70 percent recycled materials. The images and text on the box as well as the phone warranty information are printed with soy-based ink. It will be available for $49.99 with a two-year service agreement after a $30 instant rebate and a $50 mail-in rebate (Taxes and service charges excluded.) It will be available at Wal-Mart in early September.

”Samsung Reclaim is more than just an eco-centric device, it’s also a powerful and stylish phone that’s easy-to-use,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of Strategy and Product Management for Samsung Mobile. “When you combine the Reclaim’s impressive feature set with its bio-plastic hardware and eco-centric packaging, you’re using a phone that is good for you and the environment.”

Other features offered by the Samsung Reclaim include:

* slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
* Sprint Navigation with Search
* 2 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom and camcorder;
* Bluetooth 2.0;
* expandable memory storage up to 32GB
* two color options – Earth Green and Ocean Blue


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