CES 2011: Samsung Shows Off Earth-Friendlier Phones


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We've known about Samsung's green(er) Blue Earth cell phone for awhile now, but there are two lesser known models the company has created with a lighter footprint -- the Evergreen and the Rant 2. They are shown off here at CES, with a nod to the eco-friendly components, including recycled plastic used for their casing.The Evergreen sports a case made of 70% recycled plastic, and zero hazardous substances in its guts. It can get 250 hours of standby and 5 hours of talk time on a single charge, and its packaging is made from 80% recycled paper and soy inks.

The Rant 2 is an entirely different design, but has mostly the same eco-features -- a casing made of 35% recycled plastic, zero hazardous substances, and greener packaging.

And of course the Blue Earth is that loveable solar-powered cell phone that also gives users tips on going green. And it too is made from recycled plastic bottles.

It's not a lot to boast about when it comes to greener cell phones, and it's not a lot of models with a greener design, considering the practically countless number of new cell phones out every year, but we're glad Samsung is at least doing something. Maybe by next year they'll have ramped up the sustainable features in their phones.

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