Elm and Hazel like the trees – the nice green trees.
“The Sony Ericsson Elm and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phones offer consumers a green choice without compromising on features or fun” say the company in a press release.
So, names aside, what’s so green about these handsets?
1. Less energy and raw materials are used in their manufacture and packing:
– Made out of recycled plastics
– Free from hazardous chemicals
– The instructions booklet is not printed on paper but is an e-manual in phone
– Packaging has been minimised
2. The Greenheart phones are designed to be more energy-efficient
– Low power consumption charger (EP300 GreenHeart(TM))
– Clearer voice technology should mean lower volume is required
– A Widget Manager application, which allows users access to their social networking page via the stand-by screen and quickly switch between different social networks, reduces the battery-wasting waiting time.
3. They come with apps for helping you cut down on CO2 and energy use in other areas of your life..
– Walk Mate eco application
– Green calculator
Otherwise, these are nice mobile phones with good cameras: 5 megapixels, with up to 4x digital zoom. It has flash, video, a video light and face and smile recognition. The phones also make social networking easy, with inbuilt widgets.
The Hazel comes in Superior Black and Passionate Rouge, The Elm is a slider and longer and slimmer than the Hazel and comes in Metal Black and Pearly Rose.
The Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel are set for launch in the first quarter of 2010 and pricing will be announced closer to the time.