Samsung Restore

Samsung Restore™The Samsung Restore is bright green, and for a reason. It's made of 27% recycled materials, comes packaged in fully recycled materials, has a low power drawing charger,  and when you're done with the device, can BE recycled (well, 84% of it anyway.) Its a slider text phone with a couple of extra features-- the interface, a simple Samsung OS, has dedicated shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, and (oh boy.) Myspace. The 2.0 megapixel camera can also record video, and there's a setting for videos you plan to email, which I assume records them in lower fidelity. The slide-out hard QWERTY keyboard is great, with very little mistyping and really satisfying clicking sounds reinforcing the typing you're doing.

The phone goes for $50 with a 2 year Sprint contract, which seems standard for a feature phone. A smart-phone its not, but with the angle of being earth-friendly (I mean, they even pre-programmed some "favorite sites" with a page about Green tips) the lime green Restore is a solid texting phone, with several cool added features that I think make it a great option for anyone in need of a phone that does more than call folks but doesn't need a smartphone.