Ethically-built mobile hits target of 5,000 pre-orders
Presumably by vehicles that use up scarce fossil fuels.
The phone will cost €350 and will have dual-sim capability and an operating system you can root, so you can use your preferred service.
The phone will be made with something called 'conflict-free minerals', including tin and coltan from selected areas within the Democratic Republic of Congo and will be made in a factory in China. Not the suicide ones Apple use. A company where Fairphone will set up a fund to improve worker’s wages and conditions.
In a statement, Fairphone said it will provide transparency about everything, with Bas van Abel, Fairphone’s founder and chief executive officer, saying: "It disturbed me that no one in the world truly understands how a mobile phone is made and when you don’t understand how something is made, you can’t change it."
"With Fairphone I want to offer buyers this choice, while raising the bar for the industry. By buying this phone, you join a movement to change the way things are made"