Sony Ericsson Goes Green With Elm & Hazel Handsets

Sony Ericsson added two new handsets and a Bluetooth handsfree unit to the manufacturer's earth-friendly GreenHeart portfolio. The new Sony Ericsson Elm phone, the Sony Ericsson Hazel phone, and the VH700 all use recycled plastics, are free from hazardous chemicals, use a low power consumption charger, and feature minimized packaging.

The GreenHeart project is designed to help Sony Ericsson reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% by 2015. Sony Ericsson hopes to make all of its accessories 100% GreenHeart compliant by 2011.

Sony Ericsson Elm

The Sony Ericsson Elm and Sony Ericsson Hazel phones feature a 5 megapixel camera, noise shield technology, and the ability to back up your personal information over the air on The phones also provide easy access to social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Both phones work with Google Search, Google Maps, and Wisepilot and provide turn-by-turn navigation with aGPS.

“The Sony Ericsson Elm and the Sony Ericsson Hazel phones offer consumers a green choice without compromising on features or fun. These mobile phones also give consumers a better voice quality experience with Noise Shield, Clear Voice and Intelligent Volume Adaptation. Both phones offer an easy-to-use social networking experience featuring the Widget Manager application, which allows users access to their social networking page via the stand-by screen and quickly switch between different social networks.” said Fortuné Alexander, Global Marketing Director at Sony Ericsson.

Sony Ericsson Hazel

The Bluetooth Noise Shield Handsfree VH700 offers dual microphone Noise Shield technology to help eliminate background noise. Thanks to Intelligent Voice adaptation, Sony Ericsson claims you'll hear every word everywhere you go. The unit can connect to two phones simultaneously.

The Elm and the Hazel support GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and HSPA 2100/900. The Sony Ericsson Elm phone will come in Metal Black and Pearly Rose in the first quarter of next year. The Sony Ericsson Hazel will be available in Superior Black and Passionate Rouge finishes in the second quarter. Pricing has not yet been announced.

The Bluetooth Noise Shield Handsfree VH700 will be available in Black, Silver/White, Pink/White, and Red/White in the second quarter.

Bluetooth Noise Shield Handsfree VH700