Aston Martin Aspire announced as a luxury Android phone
British sports car maker Aston Martin now has its own Android handset – not long after it collaborated with Mobiado for launching the Mobiado Grand Touch Aston Martin (which is basically a redesigned Google Nexus S).
Called Aston Martin Aspire, the handset has been unveiled in Hong Kong. It’s a luxury device that’s going to be available in five color versions: black, white, silver, gold, and rose gold. The first three versions cost around $1,290, while the last two are about $1,590 (because 24K gold is used for their cases).
Although the Aston Martin Aspire looks (and is) expensive, its specs – according to ePrice – are of a mid-to-entry-level smartphone, including: a 3.2 inch HVGA display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, 800MHz single-core processor, 5MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, and MicroSD card support. Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread runs the show.
The handset comes in a rather big retail box which includes, among others, a leather pouch, Aston Martin headphones, and two 1,500 mAh batteries.
There’s no word on what company actually manufactures the Aston Martin Aspire (but it could be Acer, since it’s making Aspire laptops). Also, we don’t know if the handset is going to be released outside Hong Kong.