Major carrier Nextel and Motorola Mobility have just announced the availability of the Motorola i897 Ferrari Black clamshell. Inspired by the supercar manufacturer’s products, the feature-phone can be purchased for R$859 (490 USD or 375 EUR) or R$549 (310 USD or 240 EUR) with the Trio Ilimitado service plan.
The phone’s sleek design emphasizes the elegance and the prestige of the Italian brand. In addition, Motorola i897 Ferrari is delivered with exclusive Ferrari digital content, including videos, wallpapers and brand campaigns.
For those who like to play mobile games while on the go, the handset offers Gameloft’s Ferrari GT: Evolution title game for free.
Although this is just a feature-phone, Nextel customers will be able to take advantage of the carrier’s push-to-talk (PTT) service with premium, allowing for quick communication and contact updates.
“Consumers associate Ferrari with elegance, speed and high performance, and this is a perfect description of the Motorola i897 Ferrari Black,” says Wagner Mendonça, iDEN sales director, Motorola Mobility Brazil.
Design-wise, Motorola i897 Ferrari Black features external media keys, which can be used while the clamshell is closed or open. It provides quick access to photo albums, music, recent call lists, camera and video recorder
“The Motorola i897 Ferrari Black is a perfect mix of style and functionality, combining the prestige of the Ferrari brand with Motorola's renowned innovation and the convenience of Nextel's push-to-talk features,” said Ana Paula Maciel, consumer marketing director, Nextel.
Motorola i897 Ferrari Black features a small 2.2-inch QVGA internal display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, as well as an external 1.8-inch with 128 x 160 pixels resolution. There’s also a 2-megapixel rear camera with 4X digital zoom and a microSD card slot for memory expansion (2GB memory card included).
“This push-to-talk cell phone offers instant connectivity, rapid downloads, leading edge audio quality and an elegant design for the user who appreciates style and distinction,” concluded Mendonça.