LG Remarq Cellphone Brings Eco-Friendly Texting To Sprint - HotHardware
LG Remarq Cellphone Brings Eco-Friendly Texting To Sprint

LG Remarq Cellphone Brings Eco-Friendly Texting To Sprint

In case you've been living under a rock, the "green" movement is out in full force. Companies have falling over themselves in order to push out "eco-friendly" products, and while some of this stuff is just marketing fluff, Sprint has made a solid effort to actually offer phones that are somewhat less damaging to our Earth. Just a few months after the Reclaim hit the company as one of the greenest phones to ever ship without a solar panel on the rear, the LG Remarq has shipped in order to give environmentally-minded shoppers another option.

The Remarq is one of the most unique looking phones we have seen in a long while. That's an impressive feat given the copycat world that we live in, and while it's no smartphone, it's a texters dream come true. The highly compact (but a bit chubby) phone is packaged in materials that are 100% recycable, and the full QWERTY keyboard should make SMS, Facebook updates and sending mobile e-mail a breeze. It will ship in both Turqouise and Dark Silver, and it will be one of the cheapest phones on Sprint's network. It will be available on May 9 in all Sprint retail channels for $0.00 after rebates and a 2-year contract; when we said "cheap," we meant "cheap!"


Earth-friendly engineering

Available in either dark silver or turquoise, LG Remarq and its packaging are designed with environmentally responsible components including:

  • The outer casing is made from 19 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and the handset as a whole is 87 percent recyclable. The device meets strict RoHS standards for restriction of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium.
  • Remarq contains low levels of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFR): two materials commonly targeted on green electronics guidelines.
  • Powered by an Energy Star-qualified charger which meets the energy-efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The packaging is fully recyclable packaging featuring a brown craft paper exterior and made from 87 percent post consumer material (PCM). The phone tray inside the box is made from 100 percent PCM. The images and text on the box, as well as all in-box materials, are printed with soy ink.
  • The paper manual has been replaced with an online user manual that users can access beginning May 9.

In addition, LG Remarq comes pre-loaded with an innovative Eco Calculator application that allows customers to calculate C02 reduction savings by walking or cycling as opposed to driving their car. The reduction is calculated in pounds of C02 or trees planted


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Soy ink? Really? Does anyone know when they started this and what the pros and cons are versus regular ink?

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This is a cute looking although somewhat limited compared to other current phone unit. I imagine the soy ink will work visibly just like regular in, it is just combination wise made from natural rather than synthetic materials. I also think this is a good idea as my mother was asking me if she should just leave her old computer on the curb. I told her I did not think she could do that, but was supposed to take it to a facility, I also think Bestbuy recycles electronic equipment. Either way making devices that are biodegradable seems like a good idea, I would just worry about something biodegradable as far as solidity.

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Whats soy ink??? :)

The first think i thought looking at this was how oddly shaped it looks :). It looks nice and chubby like they said :) but not for me as im not that big of a texter :) i search the web way more therefor iPhones FTW! :) lol

Love the fact everyone is going GREEN, lets hope we can save the world a lot more years longer :P

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I have a coconut cellphone with a string that I will sell ya if you have to save the environment :)

Just another form of the green police coming to get you! Just like these companies trying to sell you new CPU;s and other computer parts every other day? Computers like cell phones and cars and all this other stuff you feel guilty and have to be green about? Buy one and hold onto it!

If people didn't need to go out and buy a new IPhone every six months, then it would definitely save some landfills.

At least if you get stuck on the Lost island, you now have the capability to eat your phone with a nice Soy sauce base :P

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