Sony Ericsson is poised to unveil two brand new eco handsets, as it looks to position itself as the world’s number one manufacturer of environmentally friendly mobile phones.
According to Sony Ericsson, the new phones, the C901 GreenHeart and the Naite, have a carbon footprint some 15 per cent smaller than current models.
This has been achieved by using less packaging and employing recycled plastics in their construction.
Dick Komiyama, president of the mobile phone giant, said: "Sony Ericsson has worked continuously to become an industry leader in the area of removing harmful substances from the core of its phones and in creating industry leading energy efficiency chargers.”
The new mobile phones form a key part of Sony Ericsson’s plan to cut its carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2015.
Other forthcoming handset releases from Sony Ericsson include its flagship handset for this year, a 12 megapixel cameraphone dubbed the Satio.
Meanwhile, yesterday saw the arrival of the Sony Ericsson W995 on Top 10 Mobile Phones.
Available now from just £17.90 per month, the W995 is equipped with an outstanding eight megapixel camera, music player and a 2.6-inch display.