pantech renueAT&T has a spanking new smartphone for the masses, especially those with a heart for the environment. We are talking about the Pantech Renue, which is made out of 67% recyclable components, now how about that? It will not just decompose by itself if you leave it in the box though, far from it. The Pantech Renue was specially designed to be able to withstand everyday wear and tear, and the best thing about this smartphone would be the relatively cheap price of just $69.99 a pop – albeit with a new 2-year contract and after a mail-in rebate, of course.

The Pantech Renue is first and foremost, a messaging smartphone thanks to the integrated physical QWERTY keyboard, while managing to maintain a compact design. The packaging itself is made from 95% recycled paper and printed using non-POV soy ink. Other hardware specifications include a 3.2” capacitive touchscreen display, the Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform, a 3-megapixel camera with video recording capability, as well as one-touch access to social media, messaging, music, pictures and games. [Press Release]

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