Motorola Inc unveiled a cell phone made of recycled water bottles on Tuesday, hoping to cash in on the trend for environmentally friendly products.
Motorola said it was the world’s first carbon neutral phone. As well as using recycled materials for the plastic casing, the company also pledged to offset the carbon dioxide used in manufacturing, distribution and operation of the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation.
The Motosurf A3100 touch-control tablet supports short-range, Wi-Fi networks and high-speed cellular connections and can be operated using a stylus, a trackball or touching the screen with fingers.
The device allows for video conferencing and updating of social network sites, and is to be available in Asia and Latin America during the first quarter, Motorola said. It did not say which carriers had agreed to sell the tablet.
Motorola said its rugged Tundra VA76r phone, which includes a walkie-talkie style feature, would go on sale on January 13 at AT&T Inc, the biggest U.S. mobile provider.