Samsung had promised to launch its environmental friendly Blue Earth device this month and here it is. Blue Earth’s name and design inspiration is derived by our planet’s clean and pure look from the space, just like a blue marble. For nature caring consumers, Samsung has not only used environmental friendly materials for the phone, the phone’s charger and packaging also support the environment caring concern. Blue Earth is made from Post Consumer Material (PCM), which is extracted from water bottles and is free from materials like Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR), Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Phthalate.
There’s an Eco Mode inside the phone, which when activated adjusts the screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth settings to maintain energy efficiency. Eco Walk is nothing but a built-in pedometer that counts the user steps and calculates the reduction in CO2 emission realized by walking.
Other eco-friendly things you’ll find are a solar panel capable to charge via sunlight, a 5 star energy efficiency charger using only 0.03W power during standby mode and the box created out of recycled paper and printed in soy ink that can be later transformed into a photo frame or pencil box.
Internal features are quite good compared to other eco-friendly phones. Blue Earth features a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microSD card slot (up to 16GB).
Samsung will launch the Blue Earth in Sweden this month followed later by France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and other European and Asian countries.
Network: HSDPA 3.6 Mbps 900/2100, EDGE/GPRS850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Display: 16M WQVGA TFT LCD (3.0”) Capacitive Touch Screen
Camera: 3.2 Megapixel CMOS, Face Detection / Smile Shot / Photo Editor
Audio: Audio Format Support (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA) / WMDRM, OMA DRM, Find Music (Music Recognition) / Music Equalizer, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP)
Video: Video Format Support (H.263, WMV, MPEG4), QVGA @ 15 fps Video Recording & Playing
Eco Friendly Features: Solar Charging Panel, PCM from used water bottles, BFR, PVC, Phthalate Free, Eco-Mode, Eco-Walk, Eco- Calendar, Eco-Tips, 5 star eco charger / Charger reminder, Eco-friendly and reusable Packaging
Connectivity: Bluetoothv 2.1 / USB 2.0 HS / Wi-Fi
Internal Memory : 130MB
External Memory : microSDHC (up to 16GB)
Dimension: 108 x 53.6 x 14.2 mm
Weight: 119 g
Battery: 1080 mAh