Just in time for Earth Day, preordering on Sprint’s eco-friendly LG Viper phone begins this Thursday, April 12. First announced at Consumer Electronic Show 2012, the LG Viper will cost $99 with a two-year contract and a $50 rebate—and what’s more, to the delight of environmentally conscious individuals, the Viper will be the first 4G LTE device with eco-friendly features offered by Sprint.
“LG Viper pairs perfectly with our unlimited data plans to bring customers the benefit of new technology, including our upcoming 4G LTE capabilities at a great price,” said David Owens, vice president of product development at Sprint, in a press release earlier this month. “This smartphone is packed with the tools our customers need to stay connected. Best of all, customers can feel good about owning LG Viper because of its robust list of eco-friendly features.”
Among its eco-friendly features, the Spring LG Viper will boast semi-recycled casing, an energy-efficient charger and almost entirely recycled packaging. It is ULE Platinum Certified, which is the highest environmental performance ranking recognized by sustainable requirements of UL Environment and Sprint. It is also RoHS compliant, which means it’s free from hazardous materials like PVC, phthalates, halogens or mercury.
Equipped with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, mobile hotspot capabilities and a 4GB card microSD slot that can support up to 32GB, the Sprint smartphone will even include a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash, as well as a VGA front-facing camera.
According to Sprint, LG Viper customers will be able to enjoy unlimited data through Spring Everything plans with data, which include Web, texting and calling throughout the United States, starting at $79.99 a month.
For more information on the LG Viper 4G LTE, visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
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