The question is not that some people are concerned about the planet and then sip coffee at starbucks.... The question is that a company is trying to do something about it ! Chaps like you love to comment but when it comes to doing....well poooooof !
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2009This is very true... I've got a couple of Samsungs at home, and especially when you thether it... moreCall me naive, how many of the almighty brand phones support USB charging?
Ever since Motorola released its V3/E680 YEARS ago, all of its mid/high end phones support USB charging (last year moving down to low end phones)...
I actually agree if the phone supports USB charging, phones can simply come with the USB cable instead of the whole charger as an "option".
The "without" charger version should either cost less to the consumer or put the $ into real environment saving measures...
Bac0n, 16 Jan 2009Quite a shrewd move, saving a shed load not making chargers, using smaller boxes, packing more... moreThink about which company has been releasing so called "new" phone almost every week...by putting more or less features from older models and make them as "new"....
To users of 11xx series, they probably care little or less if they're 1100 or 1108 or whatever "upgrade" version...they would probably be as happy to have the "good old" 1100...if not even 8210/8250/8310.
Why certain company decided to keep releasing hundreds of "new" models, with different instruction manuals, boxes, packaging materials, etc...is that their definition for being "eco friendly"?
Moshel, 16 Jan 2009so what happens if u have to sell your old phone? u tell the buyer that u cant give him the ch... moreDoesn't that imply the almighty brand is now focuing only on its "existing" customers where "new" customers are NOT welcomed!?
Really odd business / marketing strategy indeed...
Moshel, 16 Jan 2009so what happens if u have to sell your old phone? u tell the buyer that u cant give him the ch... moreActually that depends on different market, in HK for some reasons those "hawkers" on the streets buying 2nd hand phones don't seem to like chargers or accessories...unless they're extremely new. Even if you beg them to pay a few (US) dollars more for taking in the charger, they simply won't do it.
Anonymous, 17 Jan 2009google SNAKE & SPACE IMPACT from NOKIA
almost whole mobile phone company copy NOKIA put mob... moreAh, yes I remember some bimbo at work showing me Snake on her new 5110, I just showed her how I could copy my phonebook from my SIM to my Ericsson GH688 and how the call timer displayed on the screen by itself when you were on a call.
So Nokia started the toys for kid's type phone's.
It's good to see where their priorities lay.
Dani, 18 Jan 2009Its becuase N79 is the last of the N-Series with D-Pads/Keypads.......Now that Nokia has enter... moredude didn't you read the roadmap, theres gonna be tons more Nseries with Dpads and Joysticks,
figures, SE fans are dumb
Its becuase N79 is the last of the N-Series with D-Pads/Keypads.......Now that Nokia has entered the Touchscreen era the next gen N-Series will be touchscreens!
So N79 is the special N-Series phone atm
N79- got charger
N79 Active pack- got charger
N79 Eco pack - no charger
got 3 selection for N79
Great effort Nokia!...(maybe not much)but its a start!We need people to be aware that even small things can make huge difference...BTW is it only available online?Cant wait to get one...
dk, 18 Jan 2009one way nokia can help ecologically is to become smarter in designing phones. reduce the numbe... moreI agree with dk, apple sets the example here, just one phone model and they have thought it out well before releasing.
Other phones just want to add features of their competitors and stay on the game, doesnt matter for them if the quality is bad.
Just look the whole world today, competition has only made peoples life more difficult, yet we cannot do anything about it.
While, they cut down on packing and shipping stuff, it also saves money for Nokia which is more money for them. I'm sorry to say that IMHO there is harldy anyone out there who truly cares for the nature anymore. Someday, not far away, its gonna bite us back real hard.
One other thing, I'm a big fan of Nokia phones, been using them for more than 8 years.
one way nokia can help ecologically is to become smarter in designing phones. reduce the number of models, come up with models that will meet the needs/requirements of its customers and make them sturdier so that the need for changing units become less. that of course would run counter to nokias thrust of earning loads of money by getting mobile phone users to buy new models regularly.
Would a solar panel be too big or too expensive to put on the back of a mobile phone?
of course it is useless
but i hope some people will buy it as it is important that nokia can sell old style phones
this is nice ..... it would be even better if all the producers of mobile phones in the world would use the same charger and data cable (not to forget memory card). also all mobile phones should be made out of recycled plastic and metal .... that would really mean "eco"