Sony Ericsson unveils eco-friendly Aspen handset

Sony Ericsson Aspen

Swedish mobile giant Sony Ericsson has unveiled the latest in its GreenHeart eco-friendly portfolio in the form of the Windows Mobile-powered Aspen.

The new business handset will be available from the second quarter of this year, in Iconic Black and White Silver hues. It'll also come running the latest version of Windows Mobile 6.5 (6.5.3), feature a finger-friendly QWERTY keyboard, access to Office applications, multi-tasking capabilities, a 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS and Google Maps.

"Sony Ericsson Aspen is the business phone with a conscience, perfect for any consumer or company who want to make a green choice in their daily work life," Quentin Cordier, Sony Ericsson's global marketing manager, said in a statement.

The Aspen is just as friendly to users as it is to the environment, according to the specs list detailed by Sony Ericsson. As an example, the handset boasts a 'human curvature design' meaning it fits into the palm of users' hands much more comfortably.

"An affordable GreenHeart phone with the latest version of Windows Phone, the Sony Ericsson Aspen has a rich user interface and powerful productivity tools," added Cordier.

"But it's not all about work, stay in touch with the fun parts of life with Media Browser and PlayNow, with simple access to social networks and quick and easy access to media files. Find the fun with a-GPS, Google Maps and snap pictures with the 3.2 megapixel camera."

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.