Fairphone

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Fairphone
Fairphone logo.png
Fairphone back inside sim slots 03.jpg
Compatible networks GSM 850 900 1800 1900
WCDMA 900 2100
Units sold 46,000
Type smartphone
Form factor slate
Dimensions 126.0 mm (4.96 in) H
63.5 mm (2.50 in) W
10 mm (0.39 in) D
Weight 170 g (6.0 oz)
Operating system Android 4.2.2 with specific extensions (Fairphone OS)
Root access yes
CPU MediaTek MTK6589M (quad-core) 1.2 GHz
Memory 1 GB
Storage 16 GB
Removable storage microSD up to 64 GB
Battery 2000 mAh
Display 4.3 in (110 mm) diagonal IPS LCD 960×540 px qHD 256 ppi supporting 16M colours
External display Dragontrail glass
Rear camera 8 MP
Front camera 1.3 MP
SAR 0.318 W/Kg
Website www.fairphone.com
References Specifications
Fairphone, with the back lid removed. Removable battery, dual SIM slots and one SDHC card slot are visible.

Fairphone is a social enterprise with the aim to develop a smartphone designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet. The company is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is supported by the (Dutch Wikipedia) Waag Society, a foundation that aims to foster experimentation with new technologies, art and culture. The main motivation for founding Fairphone was to develop a mobile device which does not contain conflict minerals (which in smartphones are typically gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten) and with fair labor conditions for the workforce along the supply chain.

History and mission[edit]

Fairphone was founded as a social enterprise in January 2013 after having existed as a campaign for two and a half years. The company's website states that their mission is to "bring a fair smartphone to the market – one designed and produced with minimal harm to people and planet".[1] Fairphone, however, acknowledges that it will not be possible to produce a 100% fair phone yet, but by aiming toward this end seeks to raise awareness among consumers and in the mobile industry.

2013: first production batch[edit]

  • The project raised money for the initial batch of phones through pre-orders, reaching the required 5,000 on 5 June 2013.[2] It sold the entire initial production run of 25,000 handsets on 13 November 2013,[3], nearly a month in advance of the revised mid-December release date.[4]

2014: second production batch and partnerships[edit]

  • iFixit announced in April 2014 a partnership with Fairphone, to offer owners self-repair guides.[5]
  • A second production run of 35,000 phones was released for sale on 21 May 2014.[6]
  • In September 2014 The Phone Co-op announced itself to be the UK's sole stockist of Fairphone's second batch handset.[7]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fairphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/FairPhone-Company-Profile.pdf
  2. ^ Mier, Joe. "5,000 Fairphones sold! Let’s start production!". Fairphone Blog. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "First Fairphone Sells Out". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Production Update: Delivery Timeline". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  5. ^ iFixit and Fairphone – Fixing The Cell Phone Problem, iFixit e-mail of April 3, 2014 (web version)
  6. ^ Morgan, Pinder. "Fairphone – Ethics Meets Technology". Capital Technologies. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Ravenscroft, Fiona. "Fairphone: a review". The Phone Co-op blog. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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