Kicking off CTIA coverage, Sprint has announced thre forthcoming launch of the LG Remarq eco-friendly messaging and multimedia phone.
The Remarq features a vertically sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recorder, media player with microSDHC card slot with support for 16GB cards and Bluetooth with stereo audio support.
Launching in either dark silver or turquoise the LG Remarq and its packaging are designed with environmentally responsible components such as the outer casing made from 19 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and the handset is 87 percent recyclable.
The phone also meets strict RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium.
The Remarq also contains low levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR): two materials commonly targeted on green electronics guidelines.
The charger is Energy Star-qualified and the packaging is fully recyclable featuring a brown craft paper exterior and made from 87 percent post consumer material while the phone tray inside the box is made from 100 percent PCM with the images and text on the box and in-box materials are printed with soy ink.
In a new twist, the paper manual has been replaced with an online user manual that users can access beginning on the device’s May 9 launch date. The LG Remarq is also pre-loaded with an Eco Calculator application that allows customers to calculate C02 reduction savings by walking or cycling as opposed to driving, with he reduction being calculated in pounds of C02 or trees planted.
Pricing for the phone is set at free after a new two-year service agreement and acombination $19.99 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate. More information is also available on the phone’s dedicated portal, found here.