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Aston Martin creates a really expensive smartphone with some really old school features

It's a bit early to do a roundup of the "Worst Buys of 2012," but we're pretty sure we have a contender for the list should one ever get made. Meet the Aston Martin Aspire, an Android smartphone that packs very little tech in a very over-the-top, college-fund busting package.

This is a statement phone: "I have a lot of money and I'm not especially good at spending it." You get a 3.2-inch screen, access to a not-so-blazing fast 3G data network, a half-gigabyte of storage, all powered by a single-core processor. The phone runs Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 which is, by now, a two-year-old operating system. And all it costs is $1,290, or $1,590 if you prefer your phone be encased in 24-karat gold.

For now, it appears that this phone will only be for sale in Hong Kong. So if you really can't resist buying a ridiculously overpriced phone, you may have to settle for this $3,700 Tag Heuer smartphone instead.

This article was written by Fox Van Allen and originally appeared on Tecca

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