Samsung Genio may encourage mobile recycling

18 January 2010 — 6:00 PM

Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has unveiled its Genio Slide handset, which may encourage younger consumers to recycle their mobile phone if reports are anything to go by.

The mobile phone's arrival in the UK sees it being made exclusively available to Vodafone customers for the first month.

Samsung's Genio Slide - also known as the Samsung Genio Pro - offers users a QWERTY keyboard that slides out and according to the company is "aimed at the youth market".

The QWERTY keyboard is stored underneath the handset, so when out of use the mobile functions as a full touch screen device and when users want the keyboard they can slide it out and turn the phone horizontally.

"The Genio slide features a slide out QWERTY keyboard as well as a full-touch screen, giving people the best of both worlds," says Samsung.

Mark Mitchinson, vice-president of Samsung Mobile UK & Ireland, said that following the success of the Genio touch and Genio qwerty he hopes a combination of the two handsets will prove to be successful.

The handset is available free on a two-year, £15 a month plan as well as a £25 per month, 18-month plan.

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