Nokia 3110 Evolve Environment Friendly Handset

So how do you make your handset special these days? Big 16mln color VGA display? Cool touchscreen? Tons of pixels in camera, latest GPS chip? Great design? Nope, ‘been there, ‘seen that.

How about we start caring about the environment and instead of cramming more and more energy gobbling chips, start focusing on energy efficiency and recyclable materials to make a kind of “Prius” for mobile phones.

That’s what Nokia came up with in it’s latest environmental initiatives, by taking it’s old Nokia 3110 Classic, putting some recycled materials and efficiency spin on it and getting all new Nokia 3110 Evolve handset.


The new Nokia 3110 Evolve is a phone with “bio-covers made from more then 50% more renewable material, it’s presented in a small package made of 60% recycled content and comes with Nokia’s most energy efficient charger yet, using 94% less energy than the Energy Star requirements. ”

Otherwise Nokia 3110 Evolve is a pretty basic and probably cheap Series 40 handset with:

  • Tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 connectivity, GPRS/EGPRS
  • 1.3 mpx camera with 8x digital zoom
  • 128×160, 262K color display
  • FM stereo radio
  • MP3 Player
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • USB, Bluetooth stereo and EDR
  • Up to 16 days stand-by and 3.5 hrs talk time
  • Dimensions: 108.5×45.715/6 mm
  • Weight: 87 g

If you look beneath the marketing speak for Nokia 3110 Evolve, some new, a bit more sustainable cover plastics/materials, better box made from recycled paper and 10 or 20% more efficient charger does not make environmental revolution.

But every little bit helps. And it gives an interesting  new marketing angle for otherwise old, boring and basic phone.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • lehsen

    i have one it's nice

  • Hannah

    where did you get it?

  • laura

    A sustainable cover and box made from recyclable paer might not create any environmental revolution, agreed, but it surely signals the starting of a trend that could lead to a revolution.

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  • carbontwin

    thank you for this nice and informative post.


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