Ferrari's latest Vertu phone features gated shifter

No, you read that right. A gated shifter. On a mobile phone. Not only that, but the box holding the high-priced handset even includes a valve from a Ferrari Formula One car. This is certainly the phone for the Ferrari fan with the problem spending money on the overpriced, outdated electronics.
As far as we can tell, at its very basics, the Vertu Ascenti Ferrari 60 is your everyday mobile phone. Despite being made of titanium, covered in Ferrari leather and held together with screws identical to those used by the Italian carmaker, it's still nothing more than a mobile device for calling your mom. Yes, true, at the price Vertu probably wants for this thing, you're calling your mom from one of your two Enzos, but, still, it's a freakin' phone that can't even download songs at Starbucks.

And why the phone has a shifter is a complete mystery.

We can't immediately determine how many thousands of dollars you'll pay for the privilege of owning one of the 60 Ferrari 60 phones available, but you can bet it will be way more than anything available at your local T-Mobile shop. However, owners of the Ferrari 60 phone will enjoy not only a single F1 valve, but also Vertu's service package that checks out the phone for free every six months including replacing the leather.

[Source: Sybarites]

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