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FairPhone – The First Smartphone That Puts Social Values First

As a tech-savvy social worker you may love all the nice gadgets that are available. However there is a dark, bloody side of phones. FairPhone – a Dutch social enterprise – has been working on this issue for more than two years and is now starting to offer the first smartphone that puts social values first. The FairPhone is designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet. At the start the Fairphone is only available in the European Union. It can be pre-ordered exclusively via the FairPhone website starting May 21. As a subscriber to Fairphone I received an early bird alert when the pre-order was open – so I’m now a proud owner of Fairphone # 00705. To start production of the Fairphone 5000 orders are needed. Today there are 1200 Fairphones sold. Shipping of the phones will be in fall.

For more information like technical specs of the phone visit FairPhone.

What do you think of this initiative? Would you order one of these phones? Would you support this approach?

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This entry was posted on May 16, 2013 by in Ethics & Policy, VIDEO and tagged , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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