Quite why Sony Ericsson have decided to name their new smartphone after a ski resort has not been revealed as yet within their press utterances, but questions about the name aside, the new Aspen is today being heavily promoted for its green credentials.
Part of the company’s ‘GreenHeart’ portfolio, the Sony Ericsson Aspen, combines a touch-screen with a qwerty keyboard, while they trumpet the fact that you can “organise and adapt panels to change during the day and use slide view for quick access to common features”. It comes complete with a 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS with Google Maps, 3.5-mm audio jack, WiFi, and microSD expansion, not to mention Wndows Mobile 6.5.3.
The press release adds, “With Sony Ericsson Aspen, view and edit office files easily and comfortably with one touch operation, or just access the internet in one click. Simple email set up allows for a maximized messaging experience on the go”.
Should some ne’er-do-well decide they’d like to improve their own green credentials by nicking your phone, one nice feature allows you to secure the Aspen’s contents through the Microsoft MyPhone service, which remotely erases phone data when the handset is lost or stolen.
“Sony Ericsson Aspen™ is the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life.” Said Quentin Cordier, global marketing manager with Sony Ericsson.
As for the actual green credentials, well…
Recycled plastics are used in the production of the phones; they’re painted with non-toxic waterborne paint; they cut down on paper usage by only having an e-manual on your phone; there’s lighter packaging; a charger with minimal power consumption alongside ‘green applications’ such as ‘walkmate’ which shows you the CO2 reduction of the steps you take in comparison to taking the car. These are all features on previous models in the portfolio so expect some new touches on the Aspen, also expect it to hit these shores around early April, though no prices are available as yet.