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Aston Martin is another luxury device that a tech-head wouldn’t be caught dead with

Stylish phones from premium fashion, automobile, and accessory manufacturers around the world are nothing new. They always tend to be lacking in power, inflated in price, and sometimes don’t look all that great to begin with.

Aston Martin, a company who I am only familiar with thanks to my good friend Pierce Brosnan, looks to be the next one into the game. Like the others, they’re also foregoing respectable guts for a lavish exterior and scary price tag.

The device comes in black, silver, white, gold, and rose gold for colors, with the latter two being actual gold. It’ll run for $1290 without the luscious metal and $1590 with gold. A little steep, no?

Unfortunately you are getting some bottom of the barrel specs for that asking price. For starters, you’re only afforded a 3.5 inch display. That may not matter to some, but it’s rather small in a world where even the iPhone 5 has increased half an inch.

You’re also only getting an 800MHz processor and 256MB of RAM. What is this, 2008? But, of course, these phones are not aimed at those who tend to be technologically sound. It’s for those with big, fat pockets who need yet another status symbol to validate their well fortune. You can find it over at ePrice. [via Android Central]




  • eazyean1

    Why ?

  • JeremieCote

    Wouldn’t it increase the chance of selling your device to rich and tech savvy people if you actually gave good specs?

    • jaybow

      But the unit cost on something like that would be higher. You need higher margins on status symbols like this since they are marketed to be “exclusive.”

      • Montisaquadeis

        Like the iPhone?

        • jaybow

          In a way yes lol.

  • guitarist5122

    Wow, sounds like a G1 with a slightly faster processor. This phone will be s***

  • NardVa

    For 1,600 I can an SGSIII and IPhone 5 with money to spare.

  • thedicemaster

    even if i had that kind of money, i’d still rather go for a note 2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans Jr

    omg you guys are nuts this will be the BEST PHONE OF 2008.. wait a second..

  • Darin Kolls

    Is that the subsidized price with 2 year contract?

  • slaguru

    I would assume most of the people that would buy this already own an Aston, and if you can afford one of them, then you can afford this.

    If its well built and you can afford it, then why not. Specs are pointless, as the latest Android device is out of date in three months anyway.

    • Crimsonshadow774

      Not nearly this out of date. Go pick up a Samsung Moment and let us know how you would feel if you paid 3x as much as top end phones today.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001157635211 Danny Callahan

        I would run rampant on a rampage, shooting any cuddly animals within eyesight, or the limits of my endurance.

        I don’t even think this garbage device will be as bad as the Moment.

  • RA W II

    Normally these are given away with the purchase of the car, or for a added price. Like floor mats & shot glasses

  • Gus

    With Android 2.3.5………srsly

    • Unorthodox

      With this processor it’s can only show the lock screen, nothing past that…

  • Crimsonshadow774

    I’d rather kill myself.

    • Maximillion82

      or just return the whole car to show then how offended you are.

  • Michael Thompson

    Can’t someone just craft some cool metal accents for much smarter existing phones?

  • a) youth.in.asia

    Apple should sue! Ours been using this formula for a while now

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    For $1600 I can buy almost an ounce of Gold! current price $1750 per oz

  • Alm0s

    I still want an Aston Martin DB9 instead.

  • Maximillion82

    Lil what a piece of junk my N1 has better specs.