If you must buy a "smart" phone...
Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:15 pm
...then give this one some serious thought.
Fairphone’s first handset will contain conflict-free minerals, tin and tantallum from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and be made in a factory where a specially established fund in development will ensure living wages are distributed amongst workers. We will provide transparency about its bill of materials, its costs breakdown and its first-tier suppliers.
The phone’s design will feature Dual SIM capability, a replaceable battery and a rootable operating system. Taking into consideration the full lifespan of the product, we have joined existing e-waste programs, have a phone sell back program and offer spare parts of all crucial components through our sales channels.