“We are excited to work with Motorola to incorporate AgION’s patented antimicrobial technology into the i870 handset,” said J. Ladd Greeno, president and CEO of AgION. “Silver has a centuries-long history of use as an antimicrobial and our compound has been incorporated into a variety of applications including apparel, pens and even medical devices.
The built-in antimicrobial coating of the i870 will help to ensure effective and long-lasting protection of the handset from damaging microbes.”
Sure, they’re using a different mechanism of bacterial repulsion, and for a different purpose, but is this really a selling point? More importantly: when will they make a version available in black?
Flashback: antibacterial washing machines, antibiotic free-radical fields