Orange calls up LG watchphone
UK sales to start next month
Following months of Dick Tracy jokes and speculation over its launch, LG has finally confirmed that its watchphone will be available in the UK next month.
LG's GD910: in the UK next month
The LG Touchscreen Watch Phone – also know as the GD910 – will be sold by Orange in the UK, but only for a “limited time period”.
Orange has yet to confirm how much the futuristic timepiece will cost, but it has previously been speculated that the device will cost about £1000 ($1458/€1140).
The network operator said that the "handcrafted" device will be available “at an exclusive price point” – which is undoubtedly code for 'expensive' – on either pay-as-you-go or SIM-only options.
An integrated camera lets the GD910’s wearer make video calls over a 3G connection of up to 7.2Mb/s. The device also features voice recognition, text-to-speech functionality, Bluetooth, an MP3 player and 1.4in touch-sensitive screen. ®
If this becomes available...
...on Orange before the HTC Hero (still waiting, Orange!) then I will be incredibly pissed off.
I've looked into having it rebranded but they can't do the Renoir (yet!)... I did have my viewty done and that made all the difference.
@ The Avangelist
One bionic eye, coming right up...
watch phones have been knocking about in china for ages. i don't think any of them are much good, mind. but at least they're not sold at an "exclusive price point".
... will you please stop sniffing the solvent, and finish crippling the N97 firmware (to block the VOIP over wifi), exactly as you did with the N95... Then I can upgrade to one, change the model number, flash the new firmware and get it all back again... Just as I did with the N95.