At least one of Motorola's new phones will appeal to consumers searching for "green" products.
The Moto W233 Renew is housed in plastic made from recycled water bottles. Is it a great phone? I can't say yet, but I can tell you this: It is affordable. The Renew is on sale at T-Mobile online for $10 with a two-year contract.
Made from recycled plastics, the Renew is a T-Mobile exclusive. It offers nine-hours of talk time (better than average) to reduce the need to charge the phone.
Also, the phone's packaging is made from recycled materials. The packaging even includes a pre-paid envelope so buyers can return their old phone for recycling. (That's a solid idea for every phone maker, frankly.)
I haven't held this phone, so I can't speak about its performance. But if you're looking for a basic phone at a nice price -- the Renew includes a music player, too -- take a look.
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