The Sony Ericsson Cedar is a new branch on the GreenHeart tree alongside other arboreally-branded phones such as the . Like that guy from work who combines straggly dreadlocks and sandals with his suit, it's just at home in the office as it is communing with nature.
The Cedar is a 3G phone that's aimed at balancing business with eco-friendliness. It's a 3G HSDPA handset with push email and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for connecting to your work Outlook email. For funsies, a Widget Manager 2.0 puts Facebook, Twitter and MySpace on your 56mm (2.2-inch) home screen. There's an FM radio, 3.5mm jack and 2-megapixel camera. It records VGA video at 30 frames per second.
The hippy -- sorry, climate-conscious -- credentials include manufacturing the phone from recycled plastics and waterborne paint, packing a low power consumption charger into compact packaging. The battery offers nearly twenty days of stand-by time, according to Sony Ericsson.
The Cedar will grow into a mighty tree during the third quarter of the year, and will be available in black with silver bits, or black with red bits.