New Ferrari smartphone by Android hits test market in Brazil
Looking for the latest and greatest gadget to give the Ferrari lover who has everything? It is called the i867 and it’s currently being test marketed in South America. Inspired by the look of the 458 Italia, the cellular phone is trick — making this car guy and car gal communication device one of the hottest trendy items to own as an exotic car enthusiast.
The mobile phone news about the new phone’s availability hit the Internet hard on July 27th, 2012. Subsequently, the car community started going wild over the news the phone exists. According to Mobile Tech, “The Motorola i867 is the newest Android-powered Push To Talk smartphone available from Nextel in Brazil. With Motorola Mobility’s iDEN technology, the handset offers instantaneous high performance communication, PTT radio, cellular service, mobile Web access and messaging in a single device.”
Following the announcement the phone was finally available on the market, sources claiming the design [inspired by the Ferrari 458, one of Ferraris hottest new car designs] is hot were abundant. “The device has a striking, differentiated design: a red back cover in high relief with air intakes, evoking the hood of the exclusive automobile. In addition to personalizing the handset with wallpapers and ringtones, the user will receive an exclusive Ferrari kit with key ring, leather case, sticker and vehicle charger…” said one cell phone marketing review.
“The handset comes with integrated GPS, corporate connectivity and Wi-Fi. The device offers a 3.1-inch touchscreen, MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth technology, a 3.5-millimeter stereo headset jack and a 3-megapixel camera. It also features SWYPE technology for easy text entry and two microphones with noise cancellation technology, allowing for clearer conversations…” boasts the company that makes it.
It [also] comes with a 2-gigabyte micro SD memory card, expandable up to 32 GB — but not so fast. That, of course, “… is being sold separately” say the fine folks at Nextel (who are in charge of marketing the new cell phone units).
Tech Shout further revealed that the phone will be sold in Brazil for roughly $1,499.00 new (in Brazilian dollars). As such, this phone’s new owners are likely to be wealthy enough to drive one of the cars while talking on it. Let’s just hope the phone’s Bluetooth system will help it integrate hands free with any exotic car or hot new sports car that a new Ferrari phone owner might be driving.