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You may recall back in March a luxury phone designer out of Vancouver called Mobiado collaborated with Aston Martin on a concept device that featured a clear panel, all the gadgetry in the frame and keyless entry for Aston's GTs. That was unfortunately just a design study that, while intriguing, was never bound for production. But this one is.

Called The Grand 350 Aston Martin, this insanely upscale phone is made from a CNC-machined aluminum case, 2.36-inch 271-carat sapphire crystal screen with 16 million colors, stainless steel keys, quad-band antenna, Bluetooth, micro USB connector, GPS and more.

We dare not ask what the device sells for, but if you're buying one to go with your new Virage...
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Vancouver, Canada – August 29th, 2011: Today, Mobiado presents the first phone in its new Aston Martin collection. The Grand 350 Aston Martin is the resulting combination of sophisticated form and beauty with state of the art mobile functionality. Timeless and understated...............sophisticated and distinctive.

The Body: Exceptional design and hand crafted sophistication.

The Grand 350 Aston Martin body is CNC machined from aircraft specification aluminum, and anodized to produce an elegant hard surface for demanding everyday use. The frame is then inlayed with sapphire crystal. The infrared window is made from a solid piece of ruby crystal. The screws are stainless steel or gun metal black stainless steel. The buttons of the Grand 350 Aston Martin are a dramatic combination of sapphire crystal and stainless steel. The phone is available in three designer styles; black, black satin, and silver.

The Electronics: Merging state-of-the-art technologies with the tradition of phonemaking innovation.

The Grand 350 Aston Martin is unlocked, with quad-band GSM/EGSM, 3.5G, HSPDA, and WLAN connectivity. The phone works within North America, Europe, Africa, Asia- Pacific, and South America where GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks are available. It is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera and video camera, integrated GPS, 2.36" display with up to 16 million colors, Bluetooth and micro USB connectivity, as well as a music and video player with a 2.5mm AV connector.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like crap. Old crap at that.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's an interesting idea, but for all the hype of luxury, it feels like a step backwards in terms of usability and design from today's current crop of smart phones.
      Apollo X3
      • 3 Years Ago
      They could have, AT THE VERY LEAST, given it Gingerbread. Or Windows Phone 7. Or a touchscreen. Or a proper 3.5 mm auxiliary connector. Or one of them "4G" things America's Cellphone Carriers are using (LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, etc.). But at least it does HSDPA and WLAN, even a 16mil color screen, which is nice (and phones of today can never do without) Plus it goes great with the DB9 or something related to it....
      • 3 Years Ago
      A new luxury phone (that appears to have been engineered and designed in 1998).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a hopped up nokia, just the those money wasting vertus.
      • 3 Years Ago
      black republican
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just like those Vertu phones, it is 100% stupid to put money like this into a cellphone. Why the hell should anyone buy a technologically inferior cellphone just causes it's wrapped in leather and wood?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @black republican
        Exactly. If you want something unique that doesn't look terribly outdated, then just get an iphone and send it to colorware.com or buy a wooden case.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah....I'm sure my iPhone is 100x more useful than this gaudy trash.
        Patrick Lea Reedy
        • 3 Years Ago
        and I'm sure your mini van is a lot more useful than an aston martin vantage too...haha jk, but usefulness probably wasn't the main target here...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I usually use my phone to call people, and calling people usually requires numbers.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The EPIC problem these stupid cell phone makers fail to realize is phones are all about the internal software now. It's hilariously dated to look at a cell that focuses so much on the exterior design and be impressed.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL it looks unusable.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's fancy all right
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