Sony Ericsson recently announced two new environmentally friendly mobile phones from their new GreenHeart line. Sony Ericsson “GreenHeart” is the result of a long commitment to try and avoid using dangerous chemicals in design and production.
Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart is the first high-end product in the GreenHeart line, it comes with an electronic user manual within the phone, rather than a paper manual. This reduces 90% of the paper. The phone also comes in a smaller package to reduce the costs of transportation. The device is produced of at least 50% recycled plastic and it’s equipped with a sensor that automatically adjusts the displays brightness to match the surroundings, which is nothing new though, but I assume it could be a bit more aggressive on the C901 than other phones? Sony Ericsson used a water-based paint to color the phone to avoid “volatile organic compounds”.
Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart also ships with the WalkMate application that allow users to compare their walking steps (pedometer) with the equivalent distance if covered by car. When it comes to the technical specifications, C901 GreenHeart is not bad either. It comes with a five mega-pixel camera with auto-focus and Xenon-flash. It supports smile shutter and face recognition, best-pic, red-eye reduction, PictBridge and photo blogging. Obviously the C901 also has a mediaplayer, stereo bluetooth, e-mail, games and FM radio with RDS. Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart comes with the MH300 GreenHeart headset also made partial out of recycled plastic.
The other GreenHeart phone, Sony Ericsson Naite, has less impressive technical specifications. It does come though, with the Ecomate application that will assist you in making “CO2 clever” decisions throughout your day as well as a Carbon Footprint Calculator to show how much you cut down on CO2 when walking instead of taking the car.
Sony Ericsson Naite has a two mega-pixel camera, trackID, stereo bluetooth, e-mail, games, FM radio with RDS.
The GreenHeart series is going to become a bigger part of the product line-up with Sony Ericsson, according to the company itself.