The Nokia 3110 Evolve handset and its packaging meet all the Energy Star rating requirements, "making it easier for customers to make sustainable choices," said Nokia's CEO and president Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.
The handset may raise Nokia's standing among eco-warriors after it feel from first to third place in The Greener Electronics Guide [PDF]. This was because Nokia had failed to live up to earlier promises on taking back old handsets for recycling / reuse, Greenpeace said at the end of November.
The 3110 Evolve is unlikely to excite tech-heads though. It's a rather basic GSM/GPRS phone with a 1.3-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, built-in MP3 and digital radio, plus a vacant MicroSD card slot.
Talktime is pegged at a miserly 3.5 hours, although it is good for up to 16-days on standby. The handset is partnered with a AC-8 High Efficiency Charger, which uses 94 per cent less power than conventional charger designs.
The Nokia 3110 Evolve will be available sometime in Q1 2008.