Fair Phone sold out

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The FairPhone, a Dutch initiative for a sustainable mobile phone is sold out. The makers tweeted Thursday afternoon that all 25,000 mobile phones were sold out.

The creators call the FairPhone  a phone without a bad conscience. Unlike with ordinary smartphones the production process of the FairPhone is more transparent. For ordinary mobile phones raw materials like copper, cobalt and are coltan needed, which are extracted from mines in Congo. The working conditions in those mines are often very poor.

FairPhone 2012

Moreover, it is easier to repair a defective phone with loose parts, which can be ordered through a website. This takes away the need to replace a defective phone.

It also has room for two SIM cards, so there's no need for separate phones for work and off work.