Thursday, September 03, 2009

Samsung Reclaim is Green and Free

Who says that going green will cost you a bundle? Not with this eco-friendly cell phone. It's the Samsung Reclaim M560 for Sprint. This is hot technology in a cool green wrapper.

Samsung Reclaim. It's green in more ways than one.The Samsung Reclaim is a capable messaging phone, configured as a slider with a full QWERTY keyboard. The color display measures 2.6 inches or 320 x 240 pixels and is capable of displaying over 262,000 colors. That melds nicely with the 2.0 Megapixel digital camera that takes pictures good enough to print and share. The camera also works as a camcorder to record sharable video clips.

The Reclaim offers fast 3G connectivity, where available, on Sprint’s PCS voice and data network so you can enjoy Sprint TV, the Sprint Music Store, Sprint Video and other streaming media. There is integrated aGPS support for Sprint Navigation that gives you turn by turn directions.

Messaging? You bet. This phone is ready for instant messaging, text messaging, Email that supports Microsoft Exchange (Outlook), multimedia picture and video messaging and even Web browsing.

Music? Of course. The built-in MP3 player lets you carry your tunes anywhere. Get more storage with an optional microSD memory card up to 32 GB. You can even wirelessly stream music to stereo Bluetooth enabled headsets.

So far this sounds like any of the latest high technology cell phones. So what’s the green angle?

The Samsung Reclaim is what its name implies. This phone was designed with recyclable bio-plastic materials created from plants. Both the phone and its charger meet Greenpeace International standards. There’s also a Sprint One Click Green Tile that provides you with daily green tips, strategies for sustainable living, a green glossary and more.

Just to go over the top, Sprint will donate $2 to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt-an-Acre program that protects important and imperiled natural places around the world. so far Adopt-an-Acre has raised $22 million to protect 600,000 acres in South America, Asia, Central America, the Caribbean and Africa.

Oh, and did you happen to notice... It’s GREEN! (It’s also available in Ocean Blue)

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