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Eco-friendly Samsung handset released by Sprint V.J. | , 3:51 a.m. June 7, 2010 2010-06-07

Sprint has made available a relatively new Samsung handset that was created in an effort for the mobile phone manufacturer to become more “green”. The device, Samsung Restore, is completely made from recyclable plastics and organic packaging.

The phone “is the perfect handset for the consumer who wants their phone ‘green’ and still have the latest technology”, writes Sprint on the presentation page. However, the phone itself is only 84% recyclable while the packaging of cardboard, printed with soy ink is 100% recyclable.

Samsung Restore does not really have the latest technology, but does, however, incorporate some decent specs. The phone comes with a 2.66 inch TFT, 262k color display boasting a 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

The handset is equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5 mm headphones connector, microUSB and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity support. In addition, the Samsung Restore comes with a rather modest 2 megapixel camera.

Samsung Restore measures 117 x 53 x 15 mm and weights no more that 122g. It is powered by a Li-Ion 1160 mAh battery capable of offering 6 hours in talk time.

The Samsung Restore is available at Sprint for $49.99 with a 2-year contract agreement.

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