Beating Earth Day to the punch by two days (it's this Thursday, April 22nd), Sprint has announced the Samsung Restore, a QWERTY-equipped featurephone with a 2.0-megapixel camera, MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth, microSD card slot (with support for up to 32 GB), Sprint TV, and Sprint Navigation. The device is 84 percent recyclable, with the outer casing containing 27 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. What's more, the packaging is 100 percent recyclable, and Sprint has replaced the paper manual with an online version in order to cut down on paper consumption.
Featuring two colors ("midnight" and "limeade"), the device will be available this summer for $49.99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year customer agreement. The Restore is a feature-rich device, and it's environmentally friendly to boot. A win-win in my book!