Friday, March 26, 2010

Sprint Unveils Eco Friendly LG Remarq


Sprint unveiled environment friendly "green phone" called the LG Remarq.The outer casing of the phone is made from 19 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and the handset as a whole is 87 percent recyclable. The device meets strict RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium.

Remarq contains low levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR): two materials commonly targeted on green electronics guidelines.It is Powered by an Energy Star-qualified charger which meets the energy-efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The phone tray inside the box is made from 100 percent post consumer material (PCM). The images and text on the box, as well as all in-box materials, are printed with soy ink.

The paper manual has been replaced with an online user manual that users can access beginning May 9.It comes pre-loaded with an innovative Eco Calculator application that allows customers to calculate C02 reduction savings by walking or cycling as opposed to driving their car. The reduction is calculated in pounds of C02 or trees planted.

Features:

  • comes with a QVGA display
  • a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player
  • a personal organizer, and a speakerphone
  • a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • Highly energy-efficient or even self-charging
  • Interoperable, using a micro-USB interface
  • Fully and easily recyclable
  • audio and video player
  • microSD card slot (supports up to 16GB)
  • GPRS/EDGE connectivity, Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • instant messaging and easy access to social networking sites
  • Color options includes dark silver or turquoise

Customers can stay connected to their friends and post their latest pics with easy access to Facebook® and Photobucket®. you can also update your status on Twitter and myspace.

The Remarq will be available from May 9 for $19.99 instant rebate with a two-year service contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. For just $49.99 per month, Sprint’s affordable Everything Messaging 450 plan pairs nicely with LG Remarq to give unlimited text, picture messaging, unlimited night and weekend minutes starting at 7 p.m. and 450 anytime minutes (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

pre- registration can be done through www.sprint.com/remarq.

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