Gallery: NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve


While certain objects seem to be making big strides in sustainability, the humble cell phone is lagging a bit behind the curve – what with the lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals, as well as the relentless consumption, upgrading and disposable on which the entire industry is based. But Nokia has recently launched a new, more environmentally friendly cellphone called the 3310 Evolve. The Evolve is a great example of a greener device, made from biomaterials and 60% recycled packaging. Right now these phones are only available in Europe (what Nokia – you don’t think there is a market for this in the US??), so if you want to check out this cute little eco phone in action, come by the Greener Gadgets Conference on February 1st! But don’t get too attached — we haven’t heard of any launch date set for the US yet.

The 3310 Evolve boasts bio-covers/faceplates made from upwards of 50% renewable material. One of the other unique green features is the charger, which is Nokia’s most efficient, using 94% less energy than the Energy Star requirements.

Nokia as a company has shown real commitments to sustainability in the recent future- they were the first manufacturer to use alerts to tell users when their phones were charged (telling them to unplug their chargers- remaining plugged in after a full charge is a huge energy drain). They also launched a cell phone recycling program in New York, and they’re one of the sponsors of our Greener Gadgets Conference!

+ Nokia 3310 Evolve


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  1. 520xyz May 23, 2008 at 3:53 am

    me too,i don’t konw about that ,but now i use solar battery charger ,i got it at

  2. Kt January 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    I don’t know about this particular phone, but the last 3 Nokias I had all had the same charger, they weren’t the same as everyone else, but they were the same as each other. I miss the charged alert and the ability to use my mother’s charger when I visit instead of needing to bring my own now that I have a Samsung.

  3. Alexi January 18, 2008 at 4:13 am

    Yeah….I Second that….It’d be great to have a generic charger with USB plug maybe. So that one could charge a phone from the laptop or desktop PC.

  4. al January 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    What about standardizing charger plugs to reduce the ridiculous amount of waste that comes from needing a different charger for every model of cell phone? That’ll be the day…

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