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The Reclaim: A Cellphone Made of Corn



reclaim_boxSamsung and Sprint are introducing the Reclaim, an eco-friendly phone that is made from 80% recycled materials. Supposedly the bio-plastic is made from corn and does away with some of the nasty materials like PVC and BFRs. The phone will have a camera, bluetooth, use Sprint’s Navigation software, and also come in eco-friendly packaging. It is scheduled to be available on August 16 for $50 (after rebates and all that nonsense), or as soon as the next crop is harvested.

There is no truth to the rumor that once the battery dies you can eat the phone.

Via Engadget



  1. SAM

    08/06/2009 at 11:33 am

    Great, now the cows will want to eat my phone…

  2. Ben

    08/06/2009 at 5:45 pm

    while it’s nice to see these phone manufacturers trying, this seems like a pretty useless gesture because almost no one will buy this.

    if a company really wanted to make headlines, they’d re-make one of the hyped-up popular phones–iphone, HTC touch pro, pre, mytouch, etc.–using the same eco-friendly processes. someone might actually notice.

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