The ADzero smartphone is made from 4-year-old organically grown bamboo and will be available in the U.K. first at design-focused retailers and boutiques, and later at other markets. Details about pricing and release date were not announced at this time.
The bamboo smartphone started as a concept by Middlesex University student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse (pictured here on the right). A technology entrepreneur contacted Woodhouse after spotting his design online, and now the handset is becoming a reality.
Woodhouse and team explored using other material to construct the phone but chose bamboo because it grows fast, is sustainable, and can be locally sourced from China, where the handsets are made. The wood is also treated for extra durability.