Sony Ericsson is joining the eco-lobbyists, adding to those recently revealed technologies by the likes of Orange and Nokia by preparing to announce a range of environmentally friendly mobile phones onto the market. The launch will take place tomorrow at 1pm, in the UK.
According to the Phone Arena website, the new phones will be based on a prototype design released in 2008. Details of the phones are thin on the ground, at present, however it is assumed that the handsets will not feature many advanced features but will include a number of eco-related enhancements including bio-plastic housings, keypads made out of recycled plastic and low-power consumption batteries.
According to Sony Ericsson, "Back in September last year we announced the introduction of something we called our "environmental warranty" which is a commitment to recycle phones which are handed in at designated Sony Ericsson collection points. We also showed a prototype environmentally friendly phone GreenHeart. Since then, we've applied key learnings from the development of the prototype and have fed these innovations to new products under development. The concept of GreenHeart has grown within the company and represents our commitment to bring to market more environmentally friendly products."
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