With the Beijing Olympics arena winning accolades for being the first green Olympics, international manufacturers have chosen the venue to launch their eco-friendly products. The mobile phone industry has been criticized for long by the green brigade for contributing to global pollution. Therefore, it is now turn for the leading mobile phone makers to adopt the green mantra. After Nokia’s 3110 Evolve and Samsung W510, the mobile phones with bio-covers, and the first BFR/PVC free mobile phone Samsung F268, Samsung has launched the eco-friendly version of its 9.9mm slim Samsung E200 bar phone – Samsung E200 Eco at the Olympic [email protected] in Beijing.
The external cover of the E200 Eco is made of bio-plastic which is a plant based material extracted from plants like corn. 1 ton of bio-plastic reduces 2.16-ton of carbon dioxide compared with polycarbonate material used in mobile handsets. Moreover, E200 Eco comes packed in a box made of non-coated recycled paper. The specifications of the E200 Eco is the same as the standard version of the phone including GSM, 1.8-inch TFT display, microSD card slot, GRPS, Edge, Bluetooth, browser, 1.3-megapixel camera and MP3 player.