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This $1,500 Gold-Plated Aston Martin Phone Runs Gingerbread

by Brandon Russell | September 17, 2012September 17, 2012 6:30 pm PST

aston-martin-android-phoneLuxury brands have no business branching into the smartphone world. Ever. Yet, handsets made for the world’s one percentile exist — and it’s absolutely disgusting. The shameless decadence of such devices don’t deserve to file in alongside a Galaxy S III or iPhone 5, but lo and behold, car maker Aston Martin thinks a smartphone with its brand plastered on the back is just what the market needs. Dumb.

Even James Bond couldn’t make this handset look cool. In fact, 007 wouldn’t go near this phone because it would likely slow his operation to a halt. Check the specs: Android 2.3.5 with custom sports car interface, 800MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 3.2-inch screen, Bluetooth 2.1, 5-megapixel camera and 1500mAh battery. Some free phones have better specs. You might as well burn your money instead.

I know someone with too much money will see the Aston Martin branding and purchase the device, sight unseen. For some, it’s all about image, which is the only reason for this idiotic phone to exist. You just can’t justify purchasing a $1300 ($1500 with gold) handset running specs that wouldn’t have even been respectable back in the mid-2000s. But, really, this lives in a fantasy world where justification is not needed. Get your credit cards ready.

[via Phandroid]

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...