• Jan 25, 2011
You remember Vertu, don't you? The upmarket Nokia division makes a range of luxury mobile phones for the jet-setting crowd, and back a few years ago, they were cranking out what seemed like an endless stream of special editions connected in some manner or another to cars. Whether it was the automotive-grade construction or specific branding, the Ascent model in particular had an automotive theme to it.

It's been a while since we've seen any new models coming from Vertu with that car enthusiast bent, but now the brand is back with another Ferrari-branded mobile device. The latest Vertu Ascent Ti Ferrari edition is decidedly lower-key than its predecessors – in color scheme, anyway – with a matte black PVD-coated titanium construction and subtle hints of red on the keypad, the hand-stitched leather trim on the back and the crackle-finish side grip styled after Maranello's trademark cam covers.

The new Ferrari phone is built atop the refreshed model released last year, and packs a 2-inch QVGA sapphire crystal display and quad-band 3G connectivity for use around the world. And of course the requisite Prancing Horse logos. Only 2,011 examples will be offered to those who find the Motorola or Acer Ferrari phone too plebeian, with a price tag sure to stretch well into four figures.

[Source: Vertu via Engadget]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Too fat. Otherwise nice
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pre-paid cellular customers get better phones for $12.99 at the 7-11. There are really 2011 people stupid enough to buy this? Oh I guess if you need a concierge to go about your daily business you must think this is some kind of magical talking stick from the future. 2-inch screen! 3G! Buttons with numbers AND letters on them!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not exactly automotive news.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Neither are the watches that are blog'd about on here, but they are automotive related news.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hear the connection times are blazing fast.
      • 3 Years Ago
      But the important question is, when you're out jet-setting from NY to LA, will you able to play Angry Birds at 30,000 ft? What? No?
      CheckTheseOut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Those buttons looks soooo fast! Kudos to you Ferrari!!!

      Do want more Ferrari branded stuff!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ferrari phone to go with the car...sweet
      http://tinyurl.com/6bln8nk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is the Ferrari brand still considered high end even after they put their name on an Acer?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Acer is high-end.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thumbs Up!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Useless and overpriced phones.
      I always see these when I go to get my watches serviced at Tourneau and I have yet to see someone buy one.
      I know exactly zero people that have ever bought them and have seen exactly zero people use them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wooo 3G. This is cutting edge technology folks.

      -Man from 2003
      • 3 Years Ago
      And thus you will get a unique chance to acquire one of 2,011 limited-edition phones that will raise countless questions of "Oh, I see you went to Guangzhou. Next time you go, can you pick me a $20 Rolex there?"
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