The Samsung Reclaim is the latest eco-friendly device to come into Canada. We had the good fortune of unboxing this green-approved gem a couple days go and can say that this is the best one on the market.
The Bell Samsung Reclaim is made from corn based bio-plastic materials and 80% of it is recyclable. Even the standard wall charger has been Energy Star approved which is supposed to take 12 times less energy to charge. Although in the United States the actual packaging was well planned out and made from recycled materials, reduced in size and even the quick start guide literature was made from soy bean ink. The actual box has a eco-feel and look to it.
Here in Canada, from a design perspective it looks to be the same standard box that all the other devices come in, still good and 100% is recyclable. We’ve been informed that the “outer packaging and the phone tray inside the box are made from 70 per cent recycled materials. The images and text on the box as well as the phone warranty information are printed with soy-based ink.”
In our unboxing of the Reclaim I was impressed how the style of the Reclaim was not compromised. Sometimes manufacturers can go way out of hand with eco-products and the design is thrown out the window. However with the Reclaim it has a full slide out QWERTY keyboard and a large 2.4 inch screen (resolution of 320×240), In addition, the overall dimensions are 92.8 x 59 x 15.5 mm and weights in at only 110 grams.
Other features are that it can hold up to 16GB a memory with a microSD card, comes with a 3.5mm headset jack and an MP3 Player, a 2 megapixel camera with video capabilities, messaging options (IM, text and picture, plus e-mail), built-in GPS and can display full HTML web pages.
This is available in “Ocean Blue” and “Earth Green” on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $49.95
2-year contract: $99.95
1-year contract: $199.95
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