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OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 14 7:26 am    Post subject: Heard of the Fairphone?  Reply with quote    

Read about this today in the Grauniad. A smartphone manufactured using materials from conflict-free areas, etc. Ok its still got bad things in it, but maybe its a step in the right direction.
My current contract is about to run out so I'm interested (I have a Samsung galaxy Ace and its often been a pain to use - freezing up, etc).

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 15323
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 14 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Heard of the Fairphone? Reply with quote    

OtleyLad wrote:
A smartphone manufactured using materials from conflict-free areas...

I thought there were no thantalum (sp?) mines outside of conflict areas...
They can presumably use recycled only, but it still originates from a conflict zone.

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 14 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Phone Cooperative have been promoting these recently. As a phone provider I would highly recommend them.

nats



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 2374
Location: Swindon but not a Swindonian
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 14 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a fairphone - and I like it! Problems are the lack of availability of screen covers, and cases are expensive. But that is inevitable I fear.

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