Bond might be saddled with an Xperia smartphone now that Sony Pictures is producing 007’s outings, but he should be glad he’s not stuck with this polished junk. Meet the Aston Martin Aspire, the $US1300 Android phone that no one should ever buy — it’s no Vertu that’s for sure.
It comes in five colours — black, white, silver, gold and rose gold — because you know your blinged-out phone has to match your gaudy gold-covered fingers. The base model will burn a $US1300-shaped hole in your pocket, while the last two variants get pushed up to $US1600 thanks to 24K gold in-lays on the case. Classy.
Specs are less than impressive too: it comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA screen and a colossal 800MHz single-core chip backed by a whole 256MB of RAM, 512MB of storage and a microSD card slot. It’s also got a 5MP shooter on the rear and a VGA front-facing chat cam on the front. Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS are there too, along with Android 2.3 Gingerbread — cutting edge technology from Aston Martin right there.
But you do get a leather pouch, as well as not one but two 1500mAh batteries in the box. For the same kind of money, I can’t help but think you’d be better off buying two Samsung Galaxy S III devices. Or, err, anything else? [Eprice via Unwired View]
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