Sony Ericsson have announced the arrival of two new eco-friendly handsets and a Bluetooth headset as part of their GreenHeart portfolio.
The Sony Ericsson Hazel, Sony Ericsson Elm and Bluethooth Noise Shield Handfree VH700 are made from recycled plastics, are free from dangerous chemicals, consume less power when used and will ship in minimal packaging.
Size is the only notable difference between the two .The Hazel is a slider, measuring in at 102.5 x 49.5 x 16 mm, while the Elm features a full number pad, measuring in at 110 x 45 x 14mm.
Both handsets feature a 5mp camera with auto-focus, over-the-air data backup with Sonyericsson.com, integrated Twitter, Facebook and Myspace support, and also an “essential guide” that features Google Maps, Search, Wisepilot, turn-by-turn AGPS and 10 day weather reports from Accuweather.
The handsets both support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and HSPA 2100/900. The Sony Ericsson Elm phone will be available in the black and “Pearly Rose” while the Sony Ericsson Hazel will be available in the colours Black and “Passionate Rouge”.
Both phones will be available from the first quarter of 2010.
“We have worked continuously to maintain our leadership position by committing to reduce our own CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and product life cycle CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2015.” said Mats Pellbäck Scharp, Environmental Director at Sony Ericsson. “The Sony Ericsson Elm phone, Sony Ericsson Hazel phone and the VH700 are a testament of our continued commitment to the environment and are part of the ongoing roll-out of our GreenHeart(TM) strategy announced in June 2009.”
Just as green-friendly is the Bluetooth Noise Shield Handsfree VH700. It features a dual microphones noise shield to eliminate background noise and the ability to connect to two separate handsets simultaneously. It will be available from the Spring of 2010.