Back in January AT&T announced at CES a number of new devices and this Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate was one of them. This Android device would be considered an entry level smartphone, but it does pack a bit of decent hardware inside. Along with being eco-friendly, the Exhilarate boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon,, a 5MP shooter with video recording at 720p, a 1.3MP front facing camera. So this device stacks up to be a fairly decent phone for anyone looking for an Android phone in the $50 price range. June 10th you can expect the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate to land on AT&T. So keep a close watch if this is right up your alley.
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Sprint threw one rocking party last night at the Venetian Hotel to introduce a few new tidbits to their lineup to accompany their roll-out of LTE in mid 2012. Sprint managed to team up with LG on this one to offer the masses the LG Viper, an Eco friendly LTE device with a 4-inch Nova display made out of about 35% of recycled materials. The device touts a sweet brushed gunmetal aluminum backing to it, offering a pretty nice contemporary design. It also sports a 5 meg camera with an LED flash, front facing VGA shooter for video chatting, dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU, 4 Gig’s of ROM, 512 mb of RAM and Android Gingerbread 2.3 as its OS version. Check out the hands-on video below for a quick walk around of the device and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out the rest of our CES 2012 coverage while you’re at it.
One might think that some phones, like the Samsung Replenish, just don’t get as much love as others. This thought would be understandable, too, considering that this “eco-friendly” smartphone doesn’t have the largest user base. Surprisingly enough, this isn’t actually the case; developer Shabbypenguin over at the AC forums has just released a beta version of LeafROM, fixing several of the problems inherent with a “stock” phone. While rooting and removing bloatware like the “rescue server” app, Shabbypenguin also adds some new features such as the Gingerbread malware patch. If you’re looking for the “rooting and hacking” experience, and own the Replenish, why not check it out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
As of today the Samsung Replenish is available in Onyx Black and Arctic Blue. Now for all you who like a more flashy look to your Android device, on July 24th you’ll be able to pick up the eco-friendly phone in a brightly colored, Raspberry Pink.
This Samsung model, branded by Sprint was initially created to promote commitment to environmental awareness, in part by being made out of 80 percent recycled material. This touch QWERTY device, offers the first (sold separately) solar charging battery cover. You can pick this up at the different retailers and Sprint for $50 w/new 2yr contract.
Note: I attempted to upgrade one of my 5 lines to the original Onyx Black Replenish, since of course this Raspberry version is not yet out. I am able to upgrade one of my additional lines if I choose to for the price of zero dollars. So If you’re due for an upgrade, and are savvy about the environment, this might be for you.
The Umeox Apollo smartphone from Intivation is a fresh new look at how mobile technology can be fused with Green technology. This little device has a solar-powered back, built-in flashlight, and runs Android 2.2. All packed in this neat little body is 320×480 capacitive touchscreen in a 3.2 inch display (about the size of an HTC Magic/T-Mobile MyTouch), bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel camera on the rear, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD support, 1GB storage, and 512MB RAM. Also, it’s only 100g weight. thats what you get when you take out those big batteries I guess.
Pretty nice looking device, and a cheap price! $100 is all you’ll need to grab one of these, but don’t expect it to be a super fast device, basic smartphone usage will be lots for it to handle.