Finally, a Smartphone with Smart Design: Samsung’s Reclaim

I love my iPhone, and Apple in general, but if I had had the choice when I got it, I would’ve chosen a smart phone that was slightly more in alignment with my values. Up until now, consumers who wanted to buy an eco-friendly smartphone didn’t have any real options. But now, thanks to Samsung and Sprint, you can get a phone that gives you many of the same tools and functionality as other smartphones, but also comes with some green features.

The Samsung Reclaim is made of 80% recyclable materials (mostly corn-based plastic), doesn’t come with a paper manual, and features recyclable packaging printed with soy-based ink. And each purchase of a Reclaim leads to a $2 donation to The Land Conservancy. Of course, I wish Samsung had gone a step further by making the phone from recycled materials and packaging and that it came with a solar-powered charger built in or netted a larger donation to The Land Conservancy, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

It’s impressive that Samsung has make such a valiant effort to make an eco-friendly phone that actually meets the needs of today’s consumer. The phone comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a One-Click social networking interface that allows you to connect to services like Twitter and Facebook, a must for today’s smartphone users. It also comes with a 2 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, and expandable storage. But what makes it really incredible is the fact that it costs just $50 with a two-year Sprint contract, after several rebates.

I don’t know that I’ll be switching from my iPhone anytime soon, but this makes me really happy to see the next innovation in green cell phone technology.

Want to win one? Ecofabulous, one of my favorite green sites, is currently offering new subscribers a chance to win a Reclaim. All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter.

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By jennae

Hi! I'm Jennae Petersen and I'm the eco diva who had the bright idea to share my journey toward green living with the blogosphere. Some of you may know me as the founder of Green Your Decor, my blog about eco-friendly home decor, as a Walmart Mom, from Twitter or from my organic cotton t-shirt line Differently Clothing. Stick around for a while!

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