In 2010, an awareness campaign was launched by Bas van Abel and Peter van der Mark to target the use of conflict minerals in manufacturing electronics. Dubbed as Fairphone, the enterprise has morphed into a hardware startup project to build a smartphone made of ethically-sourced materials and manufactured in a humanitarian atmosphere.
You use your smartphone everyday to get in touch with friends, browse the Web, or check the news. You take it with you in nearly anywhere you go and keep it by your bedside when you call it a day. You can even say that you spend more time with your smartphone than you do with your family. Of course, that’s only because you are fully aware of how important your smartphone is to you, but those smartphones do not come without any impact on the environment.
Those looking forward to the release of Motorola X Phone would have to wait a little longer as it won’t be unveiled until the second half of the year.
A source told PhoneArena that the release date of X Phone was moved to “August or later” because the device is still in the early prototype phase.
Today marks the last day of the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. And so far, the hundreds of thousands of people who attended the trade show can only talk about all the amazing gadgets they’ve seen up close and personal.
The recently concluded 2013 CES International showcased tons of cool gadgets to watch out for in the coming months. In fact, the event has got a little something for everyone — kids, moms, dads, young professionals, tech enthusiasts, frequent flyers, entrepreneurs, and so forth.