Samsung Reclaim is made of corn

Samsung certainly has its green hat on. The manufacturer has joined forces with US network Sprint launch the Reclaim, a (literally) green handset made from 80 percent recycled materials, including bio-plastics made from corn.


According to Engadget Mobile mon, the QWERTY slider is also free of nasties usually found in mobile phones - PVC and BFR (brominated flame retardants) - just like the China-only Samsung F268, which was named most eco-friendly phone by Greenpeace earlier this year.


Other specs include a two-meg snapper, Bluetooth and a microSD slot to expand the phone's onboard memory by up to 32GB.


The packaging is eco-friendly too - printed with soy-based ink on 70%  recycled materials. No word on whether we'll be seeing it in the UK, but Sprint will launch the Reclaim in 'earth green' or 'ocean blue' on Aug 16 for $50 on a two-year contract. $2 of that will go to green-hugging charity the Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program.

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