Fancy saving the planet while enjoying apps, games and web surfing wherever you are? Then say hello to the ADzero, a new British Android phone made from bamboo.
The ADzero is the creation of 23-year-old design student Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, who designed the phone while completing his studies at Middlesex University.
After posting his design online, he was contacted by a technology entrepreneur. They signed up a hardware engineer and formed a company, showing off the phone at London Design Week.
The prototype is running Ice Cream Sandwich, and will access the Android Market.
One interesting feature is the built-in ring flash. Instead of a single light next to the camera lens that flashes to illuminate proceedings for a photo, the ADZero boasts a light-up ring surrounding the lens. That means that the light hits your subject from all angles instead of just from one direction, which produces more even lighting and minimises shadows.
The ADzero is made from four-year-old organic bamboo, specially treated to stand up to life's knocks.
It's not the first time bamboo has been suggested to make mobile phones greener. A concept phone a few years ago contained bamboo seeds so when buried in the ground it would sprout into a new bamboo plant. Circle of life, innit.
Just don't go near any pandas, lest any bamboo-munching sluggard rouses itself from its characteristic lethargy and hoiks your phone down its gullet like a monochrome mugger.
The ADzero is set to go on sale in 2012, with price and sellers yet to be announced. Would you buy a biodegradable blower? Plant your thoughts in the comments or visit the zoo that is our Facebook page.