Motorola i867 Ferrari

If you're a Ferrari fan who lives in Brazil, Motorola and Nextel are hoping you'll take that Ferrari love to the next level with the Motorola i867 Ferrari. The Android 2.1 powered device isn't exactly a new phone, it's actually a rebadged version of the device with the same name with some Ferrari 458 inspirations. It's also not the first time Motorola has used the Ferrari name in brazil with Motorola i897 already available on Nextel. For those wondering, the specs are:

  • 3.1-inch touchscreen
  • Integrated GPS
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3MP Camera with 4X zoom
  • Push To Talk
  • 200MB of storage with 32GB microSD capacity / 2GB microSD  included

In Brazil, the device will retail for R$ 1,499 or for the promotional price of R$ 799 with a data plan. The full press release can be found below.

Source: Motorola

Nextel and Motorola Mobility Launch the Motorola i867 Ferrari

This new PTT smartphone stands out with its superb design inspired by the Ferrari 458

July 26, 2012 

SÃO PAULO – July 26, 2012 – 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.

Inspired by the Ferrari 458, 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. “The Motorola i867 is ideal for those who love cars and the quality, design, concept and exclusiveness associated with Ferrari,” said Fernando Modé, Nextel marketing manager.

The handset comes with integrated GPS, corporate connectivity and Wi-Fi®. “In addition to its differentiated, innovative design, the new smartphone enhances the way users manage their lives, with the practicality of PTT and Android-based technologies,” says Wagner Mendonça, iDEN sales director, Motorola Mobility Brazil.

The device has many functionalities, including 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. It comes with a 2-gigabyte microSD memory card, expandable up to 32 GB with a card sold separately.

More than 450,000 applications are available for download on Google Play™, and five display screens provide quick access to frequently used items. Users also have access to relationship networks and Google Mobile™ Services, including Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™ and Google Search directly on the smartphone. The Motorola i867w is commercialized with the Nextel Email application, enabling the user to configure up to 10 personal and corporate email accounts.

Price and availability:

The Motorola i867 Ferrari will be available through Nextel sales channels for R$ 1,499 or for the promotional price of R$ 799 with a data plan. For further information, please access www.nextel.com.br.

About Nextel Brazil

Nextel has been operating in the country since 1997 and has invested more than R$ 5.3 billion. Currently the company has 4.2 million corporate users in its coverage area, which comprises 388 cities in the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, Bahia, Ceará, Pernambuco, Espírito Santo and Distrito Federal. For further information, visit www.nextel.com.br.

About NII Holdings

NII Holdings, a public company based in Reston, Virginia, USA, is a leading operator in the mobile communication area for high value corporate clients in Latin America. NII Holdings operates under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, offering wireless communication tools that are fully integrated with digital cellular telephony, text messaging, internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and Nextel Direct International services, enabling communication via digital radio among Nextel users. NII Holdings, Inc. is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company which was nominated one of the best multinationals to work in Latin America by the Great Place to Work Institute®. The company’s shares are traded on Nasdaq under the NIHD symbol. Visit the company’s site: www.nii.com.

Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are registered trademarks used by Nextel Communications, Inc.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

 

Reader comments

Motorola and Nextel Brazil team up to release the Motorola i867 Ferrari

26 Comments

wait, let me expand my previous comment...

$740 for that?!?!? and that is the PROMOTIONAL price? WTF is full retail?

The people who'll buy this hideous piece of sh*t are the same ones that buy Vertu phones. It's just a status symbol. It's expensive and they want to show it off and let others know just how rich (and tasteless) they are.

Lets not forget who is the target here... Brazilians, that is what they charge for phones there... the galaxy s3 with contract cost about R$ 1500 and without contract about R$ 2700. In dollars would be $750 and $1350. That's how they do things there. 3rd world country mentality.

It's the price of export, trade, doing business in the country and 100% of the price in taxes because that's how things work here.
Guys, you are all used to great phones for a cheap price, I payed R$2.000 for a galaxy nexus, that's approximately 1000 DOLLARS!

Keep in mind this is on an iDEN network. If you are still running on the iDEN platform the ONLY thing you expect to be fast is PTT.

I don't know what the data rate is down there but last i knew iDEN ran something like a slow version of GPRS :)

Ferrari should hang their head in shame for allowing their brand to be put on that phone.

OH, somebody did beat me to it. But Yugo is much more fitting than my first thought of Volkswagon. As in the Beetle. No, on second thought, it does suggest Beetle, in some ways. But Yugo is still better.

And maybe it's time for Google to step in and take a little more control of Moto. Moto should not be putting out any phone that doesn't have at least ICS. Really, Moto should get some advantage to being owned by Google, and be putting out no new phones that don't run Jelly Bean.