Sony Ericsson is working on GreenHeart phones

Sony Ericsson is not concerned only about how to offer unlimited music downloads to mobile users, but also on being green. Not literally, of course.

The company has just announced it is working on a concept that someday will materialize into GreenHeart phones. A GreenHeart phone should have a bio-plastic housing, a keypad made out of recycled plastic, and, apparently, it should consume only 3.5 mW (milliwatts) when in stand-by.

Sony Ericsson also mentions “HTML based e-manuals”, an Ecomate educational game and a green packaging to come with the future GreenHeart phones.

Unfortunately, there is no image with the GreenHeart concept for the moment, but SE said it showed it to “few select partners” that received it with great interest. Moreover, the manufacturer says it will present the concept to consumers, allowing them to point out the features they’d like such a phone to include. 

Well, this all sounds good, doesn’t it? Too bad SE doesn’t give any exact date about when the GreenPhone concept will be fully unveiled. 

Apart from talking about the GreenHearth phones, Sony Ericsson has also announced the launch of its “environmental warranty” program. This means the company has set up its own collecting points, where users can recycle their old mobile phones.   

For the moment, there are more than 500 collection points, in the US, Mexico, India, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand. By the beginning of 2009, Sony Ericsson plans to establish collection points in all the countries where it conducts operations.  

Via Sony Ericsson

Author: Ilinca Nita

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