Motorola goes for green with the MOTO W233 Renew

renew1.JPGI reckon we’re going to be seeing *a lot* of environmentally friendly gadgetry this year and to get the ball rolling, here’s the MOTO W233 Renew from Motorola (I think they’re trying hard to get out of the red zone in the Greenpeace guide to greener electronics). Now, a carbon neutral phone made from recycled plastic water bottles (the first of its kind, might I add) doesn’t sound like the nicest or must have handset of the moment. But if being kind to your environment ranks pretty high in your books and getting “the quality you expect from a Motorola device while empowering you to reduce your carbon footprint” sounds befitting to your lifestyle, this could be a smart mobile option.

Motorola says it “will make social responsibility even more accessible to people everywhere”. I don’t know about that, especially as the design doesn’t exactly stir up emotions of yearning, but it’s a good effort on their behalf to bring us a phone that’s not only eco-friendly, but a phone that’s not an unappealing eyesore either.

And when you’re ready to trade your eco-friendly phone for perhaps, a better and more supped up bit of mobile phone equipment, you can completely feel at ease knowing it won’t end up on a trash heap somewhere – it’s 100 percent recyclable. And you’re provided with a postage-paid recycled envelope – so there’s no excuses for throwing it in the bin when its reign as you mobile phone comes to an end (other than that you couldn’t be bothered of course). Even the packaging is printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.

Specs are a bit sketchy, but we do now it boasts nine hours of talk time and comes packed with CrystalTalk technology. It’ll be available in the US sometime during Q1, however there’s no word on a UK release date just yet – or if there is in fact a UK launch date.

[via Pocket Lint]

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Lucy Hedges