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Sprint & Samsung Debut Eco-Friendly Phone

Sprint & Samsung recently debuted an amazing new phone this past week. The phone, aptly titled Reclaim, seeks to turn our cell phone obsession into something more; a green opportunity.

Sprint & Samsung ReClaim, Eco-Phone

What makes this phone so special is that green, sustainable thinking touches every part of the design process. For starters, the phone itself is made out of bio-plastic from corn. The phone's packaging is a tiny box and phone tray made from recycled material, while soy-based ink is used on printed materials. The charge also gets in the act, alerting users when the phone is fully charged and the charger may be removed from the socket.

On the technical side, the Reclaim features built-in stereo Blue-tooth, Sprint's One Click feature for simple Web navigation, a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera with 3X zoom, and 6 hours of battery life.

Along with all this Sprint will donate $2 to the organization's Adopt an Acre program, which funds land and resource conservation in the U.S. This phone really is a great step in the mobile device sector.