Motorola unveiled their environment-friendly Motorola Citrus Android phone at CTIA 2010 in San Francisco. The company says the feature-rich Citrus droid phone is also an excellent eco-friendly product because its body is made of 25% recycled consumer plastic materials, is PVC and BFR-free and comes packaged in a recycled cartoon. The Motorola Citrus is also certified CarbonFree by the CarbonFund organization. FYI, the first eco-friendly phone by Motorola was the Motorola W233 Renew, released in 2009.
Aside from being an excellent example of green production, the Motorola Citrus is a full-featured smartphone that comes with Android OS 2.1 Eclair. It is an entry-level and cheap android phone that’s easy on the budget.
Motorola’s android phone Citrus comes with a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen display. And surprisingly, unlike my cute Samsung Galaxy 5 i5503, the display of the Citrus will offer full multi-touch support. Meaning you can do pinch-to-zoom on this phone!
The Android OS means you can do multi-tasking with the Motorola Citrus. This phone is designed for first-time smartphone buyers who aren’t still ready to buy expensive handsets such as Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 or Motorola Droid Pro. Verizon’s Motorola Droid 2 World Edition is also more pricey compared to this one.
Further, Motorola Citrus also comes with a unique BackTrack software application and a touch panel located at the back that lets you quickly navigate through websites, home screen panels, emails, music and video files without blocking the small 3.0-inch display screen.
Here are the best features of the new Motorola Citrus.
You might want to compare this model with another eco-friendly mobile phone, the solar-powered Puma Phone:
Motorola Citrus Features
- Curved design
- Easy-to-use, on-screen QWERTY keyboard (available in landscape and portrait modes) for quick messaging
- Full HTML Web browser – Preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience with quick access to Web apps and services such as Facebook; Google services such as Gmail, Google Talk and YouTube
- Equipped with BACKTRACK, a touch panel located on the back of the device that enables users to navigate and scroll through websites, home screens, e-mails, music and more without obstructing the display
- Full capacitive touch screen display delivers fluid flick, swipe and pinch-to-zoom navigation
- Seven home screen panels that can be tailored with an array of available shortcuts; applications; and pre-loaded widgets such as sticky notes, weather, messages and calendar
- Android Market – Choose from thousands of downloadable apps, many of which are free
- CITRUS has a housing made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, is certified CarbonFree through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, and is PVC and BFR free. The packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual is made using 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based ink.
The Motorola Citrus will soon be available on the Verizon Wireless network. Pricing details will be announced before this month ends.