AT&T and Samsung Mobile announced that the Samsung Evergreen, a messaging world phone built with 70% recycled post-consumer plastics, in packaging made from 80% recycled post-consumer paper, will be available on November 7.
The Samsung Evergreen has a 2.4" screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy typing and texting. Features include a 2.0 megapixel camera and video camcorder, AT&T Navigator, and stereo Bluetooth wireless technology v2.1 + SSP. The Samsung Evergreen also includes dual-band 3G connectivity and quad-band GSM technology, which allows AT&T customers to make calls in more than 220 countries and download data in more than 195 countries.
Samsung Mobile will donate $1 for every Samsung Evergreen phone sold, with a maximum donation of $100,000, to the non-profit organization Cell Phones for Soldiers.
The Samsung Evergreen meets strict RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) standards 1, including being free of PVC2, BFR3 and Beryllium and is powered by an Energy Star Version 2.0 qualified energy efficient charger (level V) with standby power loss less than 0.03W and an energy efficiency of less than 75 percent.
The Samsung Evergreen's packaging is made from 80 percent recycled post-consumer paper, uses soy ink and is 100 percent recyclable 4. Inside the box, customers will find a CD, replacing the traditional paper user guide with information on an interactive tutorial, the phone's user manual, games & apps, and AT&T's recycling program. In addition, the device features eco-oriented wallpaper and ringtones.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA, with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has raised millions of dollars in donations and has distributed millions of prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. Samsung Mobile and AT&T encourage consumers to give back to both the environment and to the armed forces serving overseas.
The Samsung Evergreen will be available beginning November 7 at AT&T company-owned stores nationwide or at AT&T Wireless for $29.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. If you are new to AT&T, use the AT&T Coupon-Link $50 Off AT&T Wireless with Plan for new customers with a contract (details).