With virtually every technology manufacturer pledging their dedication towards going green in 2010, users will hopefully have more to choose from when picking a device. Sony Ericsson ended the year on a happy note with the announcement of its Elm mobile phone and VH700 Bluetooth noise shield handsfree accessory. Yes, the company has widened its GreenHeart portfolio.
Taking Sony’s GreenHeart line-up to completely new levels, the Bluetooth device actually claims to be the company’s first GreenHeart accessory. Without compromising on fabrication and features, users can now make educated choices with regards to green devices.
“With green being the mantra going into the New Year, Sony Ericsson also announced today, the intention to make all accessories greenheart compliant by 2011. With the Elm phones Sony Ericsson gives you the power to block background noise, with the Noise shield, Clear Voice and intelligent Volume Adaptation. Keeping in line with the Communication Entertainment proposition, the phone offers an easy-to-use social networking experience featuring the Widget Manager application, which allows users access their social networking page via the stand-by screen and quickly switch between different social networks,” remarked Peter Ang, Vice President of Marketing of Asia Pacific at Sony Ericsson.
“Building on the established heritage of our parent companies we have worked continuously to maintain our leadership position by committing to reduce our own CO2 emissions by 20 per cent and product life cycle CO2 emissions by 15 per cent by 2015,” further added Mats Pellback Scharp, Environmental Director at Sony Ericsson.
“The Sony Ericsson Elm phone and the VH700 are a testament of our continued commitment to the environment and are part of the ongoing roll-out of our GreenHeart strategy announced in June 2009,” he continued.
The phone and accessory have been designed from recycled plastics. They are supposedly free from hazardous chemicals and come with features like a green calculator and minimized packaging. While the phone packs in an E-manual, the VH700 is bundled with a condensed user guide and waterborne paint. The devices have been accompanied by the EP300 GreenHeart charger that claims to be low on power consumption. The Walk Mate eco application is also featured.
The Elm phone in particular is fashioned to complement well with the stylish users’ lifestyles. Equipped with a host of social networking tools, the handset also incorporates a 5MP autofocus camera. In addition to quality voice, the handset is a natural fit boasting of a human curvature. Sporting an ergonomic keypad, it should easily fit in the palm of a hand.
The Sony Ericsson Elm phone is anticipated to be shipped with the GreenHeart stereo portable handsfree HPM-60J. Pricing details of the devices are not known yet.