Nextel Argentina and Motorola Mobility Launch the Limited Edition Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition; The new Android™-powered PTT smartphone stands out with its exclusive design inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italy
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Dec. 11, 2012 -- The Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition is the newest Android(TM)-powered smartphone with Nextel's Direct Connect (digital two-way radio). Thanks to Motorola Mobility's iDEN technology, the handset offers instantaneous high performance communication, push-to-talk (PTT) radio, cellular service, mobile Web access and messaging in a single device.
Inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italy designed by Pininfarina, the device has a unique and striking red back cover in high relief with air intakes that evoke the hood of the exclusive automobile. In addition to personalizing the handset with wallpapers and ringtones, users will receive exclusive Ferrari kits, each with a key ring and vehicle charger.
"The new, limited edition Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition brings together unique design and quality that evoke the Ferrari legend, creating a stylish and functional PTT smartphone that is perfect for Ferrari fans," said Osvaldo Giani, operative marketing, Nextel Argentina.
"The Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition smartphone enhances the way users manage their lives, with the practicality of PTT and Android, along with GPS, corporate connectivity and Wi-Fi support," said Adolfo Rizzato, iDEN commercial manager, Motorola Mobility.
The device has many other features, 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 includes SWYPE technology for easy text entry and two microphones with noise cancellation technology, allowing for clearer conversations. It comes with a 2GB microSD memory card, expandable up to 32GB with a card sold separately.
More than 700,000 applications are available for download on Google Play(TM), and five home screens provide quick access to frequently used items. Users also have access to relationship networks and Google Mobile(TM) services, including Google Maps(TM) for Android, Google Talk(TM)and Google Search directly on the smartphone.
The Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition includes the Nextel Email application, enabling the user to configure up to 10 personal and corporate email accounts. It also includes the Nextel Contacts app, which groups contacts from social media accounts allowing interaction with them at the same time.
Price and availability:
The Motorola i867 Ferrari Special Edition will be available through Nextel sales channels for AR$ 1599. For further information, please access www.nextel.com.ar / www.motorola.com/mobility .
About Nextel Argentina
Nextel Argentina is the leading mobile communications company for quality in its sector. Through Motorola's iDEN technology, Nextel Argentina integrates Direct Connect (two way digital radio), telephony interconnection, messaging and mobile data transmission, into a single device.
Since the beginning of its operations in Argentina in June 1998, Nextel has invested more than over 3.5 billion pesos in infrastructure and services. Much of these investments were focused on the network expansion to cities with the highest economic activity in the country, triggering direct and indirect job creation in those cities and contributed to improving productivity through the efficiency of mobile communications.
In the last year, Nextel Argentina ranked among the top ten of "the 50 Best Companies to Work for in Argentina" in the Great Place to Work Institute ranking. Currently, the company counts with 1,650 employees and over 1,650,000 subscribers.
Nextel Argentina is a subsidiary of NII Holdings, Inc.
About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. NII Holdings, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect and International Direct ConnectSM, a digital two-way radio. NII Holdings is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company, and has also been named one of the best places to work among multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the company's website at www.nii.com . About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility .
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