No I am not talking about scurvy. The latest trend in the cellphone industry (and everywhere else for that matter) has been going green to save the environment. I am all for saving the environment but I never really considered my cellphone to be on the green hit list.
So today I walked by a friend’s desk and noticed a green & brown box with the Sprint logo on it. Turns out Sprint is now sporting “green” boxes for their cellphones. I thought Sprint had bigger problems?
The irony is that the average consumer cares more about reliable wireless coverage than “green” boxes. I guess wireless providers are starting to notice that saving energy means saving money.
Samsung also recently announced a Korean/Chinese phone that I would dub the greenest phone to date. It is made of bio-plastic and is even partially corn. Imagine that, I wonder if it is edible… They are also taking all of the heavy metals, such as lead, out of the design.
I wonder if RIM will be joining the “green” bandwagon soon. Maybe they should take the Green IQ Test.