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Eco-friendly phone from Sprint

Reduce, reuse, redial.

Maybe that could be Sprint Nextel's marketing campaign for a new "eco-conscious" cell phone rolled out Thursday. It's made partly from corn.

The Samsung Reclaim, according to Sprint, is constructed with 80 percent recyclable materials, the highest in the industry. The outer packaging is made from 70 percent recycled materials. Printed materials, including the warranty information, use soy-based ink.

Several manufacturers have made "green" phones, but they have generally been bare-bones devices, such as the Motorola Renew carried by T-Mobile USA. But the Reclaim offers e-mail, texting, camera options, even a keyboard button that takes users to green-themed Web content.

The phone comes in two color options: ocean blue and earth green.

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