Nokia celebrates Ferrari anniversary with $25,000 phone

Posted by Mark Raby

Helsinki (Finland) - Nokia has begun selling a new luxury phone in partnership with Ferrari to commemorate the automobile's 60th anniversary.

The Ascent Ferrari 60 phone is available now from stores around the world at a suggested retail price of 18,000 euros ($25,400).  The phone comes from Vertu, Nokia's luxury handset company.

Vertu makes handsets based on other car models as well, in addition to diamond-encrusted cell phones.

"We worked very closely to develop this limited edition of 60 phones. Detailing on the phone is inspired by detailing on a number of Ferrari cars," said Vertu spokesperson Elizabeth Maragh.