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Fairphone - Conflict-free Smartphone

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Free and fair trade usually conjures up images of woven textiles, refurbished arts and crafts, unique and original clothing, and exotic coffees. But now a Dutch company is offering Fairphone, adding an entirely new dimension to what it means to own a gadget that can do some good. Behind the glossy screens, smooth edges, and insane technology, are - often times - factory workers who aren't treated fairly or who work in conditions we would easily consider deplorable, beginning with the precious materials that are used for their internal computational parts through to the thousands of phones that pile up with each upgrade cycle. Fairphone introduces a new business model, where the lifecycle and the lives of everything impacted by our phones is brought to the forefront. Equally exciting, however, is the fact that the Fairphone just straight-up looks good, fitted with a 4.3 inch touchscreen, an 8 megapixel and a 1.3 megapixel camera while a Quad core, Android OS, and Dual SIM operate inside. Currently set for a Fall roll-out, interested buyers can set-up their pre-order now. The catch? Currently they're limited to Europe and they need 5,000 to start production. Learn more about how you can buy a phone and start a movement here.

via: designboom