Motorola offers its North American users an ecological environmental-friendly yet low cost mobile phone at the price of only $159.99.
Mobile phone maker Motorola made this phone available for purchase in South America in the last quarter of 2009 and everybody thought that this device was a South American special. However, the company decided to bring the device in the North, giving it a new name as well. So, “Motocubo A45” has become “Eco”. The “Eco” label has been wisely chosen, as the phone is made from recycled and corn-based materials, giving its users the peace of mind needed to sleep at night without thinking about the environmental destruction we are all causing.
Motorola A45 Eco, a quad-band GSM slider, is in fact the second mobile phone, which Motorola made from recycled components. You shouldn’t expect Android here, but the phone has some pretty good features such as QWERTY keyboard, a QVGA display, microSDHC slot support up to 32GB of additional storage space, music player, FM radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and social networking apps. The device comes in a square-ish form factor, works on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 frequency bands and has Bluetooth 2.0, a 2.5 TFT display that boasts a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and support for 65k colors, and up to 32MB of internal memory.
Furthermore, the device comes equipped with a 2.0-megapixel photo snapper with video recording capabilities, Micro USB connectivity, support for email and for video streaming, music and video players, and a battery that can deliver up to 500 minutes of talk time or up to 200 hours (8.3 days) of standby time. The total number of contacts in the phone book is 1500 and there is space to store 20 missed, outgoing and income calls. The phone includes alarm, calculator, calendar, voice dialing, voice memo, multiple numbers for contacts, Hands free and headset jack. Both the ringtones profiles and polyphonic ringtones can be used along with mp3 songs and along with the set, the browser used are HTML and WAP and there is even email client as well.
In addition, all its programs are based on Java, even games. So, if you like to play games on your mobile, you will not be disappointed, as the phone comes with preloaded games, including Spore and Sudoku. This phone weighs 110g along with the battery (it’s a Li-Ion of 930 mAH) and the dimension include 82.0 x 61.5 x 16.6 mm.
To sum up, the Motorola A45 Eco may not be your day-to-day device, but it may be a great option for those interested in the purchase of a messaging handset with eco-friendly capabilities, considering the fact that it’s a phone done at a rate of 25% of recycled plastic, and at a rate of 75% is recyclable.