The First Cheap Ferrari Cell Phone

Only $190

By on April 11th, 2008 14:33 GMT
Since Motorola came out with MotoRAZR Maxx V6 Ferrari Limited Edition, a Ferrari phone is not a new thing to see. But the Maxx V6 only looks like a phone, and not like a car. Assuming that the world might need a phone that actually resembles a Ferrari, an anonymous producer came up with such a handset. And I'm not sure if I should welcome this news with joy or just with a tendentious smile.

The handset we talk about is called simply "F1" and it was spotted on Special Phones - a retailer that sells devices produced in China, South Korea, Japan, China, China and China (the more-than-one mentioning of China is deliberate, of course, because most of the phones sold via this retailer come from there).

The F1 looks like a Ferrari toy-car, but it actually hides, under its red body, a functional mobile phone which is unveiled if you turn the "car" upside down. In terms of features, the F1 offers dual-band GSM connectivity, a 2.2 inches display (touchscreen apparently) with an 176 x 220 pixels resolution and 260k colors, MP3 player, Video player (3GP and MP4), WAP browser and embedded games. The phone weighs 82 grams, measures 120 x 42 x 25 mm (ouch, that's thick - 1 inch) and also has a 1.3 Megapixel camera, integrated into the car's windshield. Pure genius.

The F1 can be bought from Special Phones for $190 (120 Euros) plus shipping fees, without any contract and also without any guarantee that it will work properly.

Anyway, I wonder what the real Ferrari has to say about this. Not about the "working properly" part, but about the whole thing. I assume you know Ferrari branded a lot of non-related-to-cars products, including perfumes, eyewear or pencils, but this F1 phone is surely not created following an agreement with the Italian company.

Photo Gallery (2 Images)

Gallery Image
01
Gallery Image
02

1 Comment