<p></p> <p>Androids and iPhones are all the rage right now, but there is also a growing flux of eco-friendly mobile options on the market, from biodegradable cases to carbon-neutral construction.</p> <p></p>

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<p>The Samsung Reclaim from Sprint – available in Earth Green or Ocean Blue colors – features a biodegradable casing made from corn. The charger requires 12 times less power than the Energy Star standard for standby power consumption and alerts users to unplug the handset once it’s fully charged. The outer packaging is made from recycled materials and the user-manual is virtual. To top it all off, $2 from every purchase will go benefit The Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>This Motorola Renew W233 phone from T-Mobile, made in part from recycled water bottles, is billed as being 100 percent carbon neutral (because Motorola purchases carbon offsets to cover the emissions produced from its development throughout its entire lifetime). The reduced size of its package and weight also helps to reduce transportation emissions. And to make the phone-replacement process easier, a postage-paid envelope comes with purchase and allows you to recycle an old device at no cost.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Sprint’s <a alt="((CONLINK|426|Samsung))" href="">Samsung</a> Blue Earth, also made in part from recycled water bottles, comes with an integrated solar panel that is said to reduce up to 34.6 percent of battery power. After one hour of sun exposure, the phone can generate about 10 minutes of talk time. Meanwhile, its touch-screen interface is designed to draw attention to preserving the environment. Screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth can be set to an energy-efficient mode with one click. Blue Earth also comes with an energy efficient charger which uses only 0.03W of power in standby mode.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>The <a alt="((CONLINK|127|Sony%20Ericsson))" href="">Sony Ericsson</a> Hazel phone – and the other devices in Sony Ericsson’s GreenHeart product line – is designed to help reduce CO2 emissions. Free from hazardous chemicals, the device was made from recycled plastics and then colored using water-based paint. The phone, which comes with a recycled-plastic headset, features built-in eco-apps, including a green lifestyle calculator. The company aims to reduce the carbon footprint of all of its products by 15 percent by 2015.</p> <p></p>

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<p></p> <p>Nokia is continuing with its big sustainability push through its Nokia E72 device. The sleek model, which resembles a Blackberry, is created from 80 percent reusable materials and is free of harmful toxins, such as PVCs. The smartphone features various power-saver modes to conserve energy and arrives in small recycled boxes to save on waste.</p> <p> </p>

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