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Inspired by the Ferrari 458, the Motorola i867 Ferrari is on its way to Nextel Brazil.

The new Motorola i867 Ferrari handset may take its inspiration from a high-performance car, but beyond the design aesthetics, that appears to be where the inspiration comes to an end.  The new handset carries on the long tradition of designer phones focusing solely on the appearance and then totally skimping on the internals.   The press release didn’t reveal anything along the lines of the processor, or which version fo Android it will run, but it sports only 200MB of built-in storage, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 3.1-inch screen.

How much will the Motorola i867 Ferrari set you back?  Do keep in mind that gadgets have a history of being more expensive in Brazil, but it will still cost you a whopping R$ 1,499 (approx. $741 USD) or R$ 799 (approx. $395 USD) with a data plan.

We’ll definitely have to say this would be a pass for us.

Motorola i867 Ferrari Tech Specs

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

Nextel and Motorola Mobility Launch the Motorola i867 Ferrari

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

SÃO PAULO – 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.