Feeds

Aston Martin revs £940 Nokia 8800 handset

Vantage point

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

While Asus is pondering whether to produce a Lamborghini-branded phone, Nokia beaten it to the finish line with a Aston Martin version of its Nokia 8800 handset. Like the cars, it's not cheap - Aston Martin wants a whopping £940 ($1,640/€1,353) for the device.

Mind you, it looks good. The "strictly limited edition" handset sports the AM logo laser etched onto its stainless steel sliding case. There's a special ringtone composed by Japanese muso Ryuichi 'Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence' Sakamoto and another that's essentially a recording of the Vantage's V8 engine revving up. AM has also bundled some suitably branded screensavers and wallpaper graphics.

aston martin nokia 8800 phone

The phone is a tri-band GSM/GPRS device with EDGE support. It has a 208 x 208, 262,144-colour display and a megapixel camera. The on-board music player supports MP3 and AAC songs, and the phone is based on Nokia's Series 40 UI.

The Nokia 8800 weighs 134g and measures 10.7 x 4.5 x 1.7cm. It's got a 600mAh battery, sufficient for up to three hours' talk time and eight days on stand-by.

The AM-branded 8800 is available now from the car maker for £800 excluding VAT - £940 inclusive. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.