Aston Martin Ventures Into Android
A designer phone is a luxury that we cannot all afford but, it is surely something that all of us like to gawk at while on the Internet. No matter how expensive or butt-ugly they turn out to be, almost every company wants to dip its feet in this area of technology. Why won’t luxury brands understand that they have no business whatsoever branching into the smartphone world? Yet, every year, we witness a rise in luxury handsets tailored to meet the specifications of elitists around the world. Disgusting but, true.
The latest company that has ventured into the Android arena is Aston Martin. The Aspire is Aston Martin’s Android smartphone for a cool $1300.
The Aspire seems like a practical joke by the British motor company. This handset is so outdated and unsightly that even James Bond would falter at making it look cool. The Aspire has specifications from 2010. Namely,
- A 3.2 inch HVGA screen
- 800 MHz single core processor
- 256 MB RAM
- 512 MB storage
- 5 MP rear camera & VGA front-facing camera
- Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
- 1500 mAH battery
The Aspire smartphone is available in five colors- black, white, silver, gold and rose gold. The gold and rose gold colors will be priced higher simply because of the 24K gold in-lays on the casing of the phone. Along with the phone, the user will also get an Aston Martin monogrammed leather pouch and two 1500 mAH batteries.
The Aston Martin Aspire will obviously have only a certain niche of buyers and that too, only for the image. Otherwise, shelling out anywhere from $1300 to $1600 for this device seems like something only Mitt Romney would do.