The Samsung Replenish from Sprint might just be the first ever Android powered Green device. The Android 2.2 device features a QWERTY keyboard as well as a touch screen 2.8 inch display. It comes with GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well a mediocre 2 Megapixel camera.
So what makes this device eco-friendly?
Well for start it’s made of 34.6% recycled plastic and 82% is recyclable. For an additional $29 you can replace the ordinary back cover with a unique solar-panel cover that charges your device in sunlight. Not only is the packaging fully recyclable, but it’s made of 80% recycled materials.
Sprint even includes a pre-paid postage envelope to send in your device for a recycling program once you’re done with this device. The device goes on sale on 8th May for $49.99 on contract. For this device Sprint lowers the monthly plan pricing by $10 which means it’ll cover its cost in just five months. You can choose from “Onyx Black”, “Arctic Blue” and “Raspberry Pink” which will be available in June.
The device may not be able to gain a lot of popularity but it speaks volumes on Sprint’s commitment to environmental protection. They even put in a few facts about their eco-friendly policies in the press release. For more details see the Official Sprint product page.