Green Cell Phones — Trend or Fad?

SamsungReclaimGreen.closed.smallCell phone makers and wireless carriers looking for ways to “green” their image are adding eco features — such as energy-efficient chargers and biomaterials — to their handsets. The latest comes from Samsung and Sprint in the form of the Reclaim. Samsung says the Reclaim is made up of 80 percent recyclable materials, with 40 percent of its outer casing made of bioplastic from corn. Well, as we all know by know, corn isn’t exactly the most sustainable way to produce a bioplastic, which begs the question as to whether these green-marketed phones are actually better for the planet. Moreover, it’s entirely unclear if consumers will be interested in green phones. But if you are, here are eight that are in development, via Earth2Tech.