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Rating: Is this an issue the industry should be taking seriously?
It’s not every day that you get to converse with a real life poet but they do have a nasty habit of asking really searching questions. And Fran Lock was no exception when she asked GoMo News whether or not it was possible to purchase a smartphone which was genuinely conflict (materials) free (CF). It’s over a year since Nicolas Kristof wrote in his column here about ‘blood phones’ and we don’t appear to have made much progress in this direction. Given that all the leading producers of smartphones have been singled out by those campaigning against the use of components in electronic devices (including smartphones), it raises the question – should handset vendors be treating this whole issue more seriously? Continue reading