Orange UK releasing LG GD910 watch-phone on August 27th for £500 [Video]

Aug 20, 2009
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Orange UK have announced pricing for the LG GD910 touchscreen watch phone, the wrist-worn handset that went on sale in France earlier this month.  The handmade device will be priced at £500 ($826) and only available for a limited period; units will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Updated with video demo after the cut

The GD910 will be launched initially at Orange's flagship London store, the Bond Street Station branch, at 9am on August 27th.  Then, in September, a limited number of devices will be sold via the carrier's website.

As for functionality, you're not particularly falling short despite the size of the GD910.  As well as the capacitive touchscreen, 3.5G and VGA camera for video calling, there's Bluetooth, voice-activation and a mediaplayer, together with eight different watch-face settings.  Whether that's all worth £500 remains to be seen.

Press Release:

Orange brings the Watch Phone exclusively to the UK

Available for a limited time period, the LG Watchphone (LG-GD910) can be purchased at an exclusive price point - only from Orange

The first devices will go on sale from 9:00am on the 27th August in the Orange shop, Bond Street Station, Central London

Orange today announced that the LG Touchscreen Watchphone (LG-GD910) will first go on sale in the UK in its Bond Street Station shop on Thursday, 27th August. Available for a limited time only, consumers will be able to purchase the must have gadget of the year at the exclusive price point of £500.

Available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and one device per customer to those who arrive in person at the store - the handmade 3G+ watchphone will guarantee those fortunate enough to purchase one that they’ll turn heads on the high street.

The device’s slick scratch resistant touch-screen interface makes writing text messages easy, while an in-built speaker and MP3/AAC player lets you listen to the Essential James Bond theme album when you’re imprisoned in a fake volcano or battling with Jaws.

To make a voice or video call – in true 22nd Century fashion – all you have to do is ask it nicely. The combination of voice activated command, VGA camera and Bluetooth technology mean you’ll never have to raise a finger to make a call again... just turn your wrist and talk away. The handmade timepiece is designed with the image conscious in mind too and features eight different watch faces – one to suit your every mood or crime-fighting outfit.

Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said: “The LG Touchscreen Watchphone is one of several ‘future phones’ we’re bringing to UK consumers this year. Being handmade, the device really is highly original and exclusively limited - so you’ll be the envy of all your friends if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on one.”

A limited number of the devices will also be made available from mid-September via the Orange online shop. For those wishing to register their interest, please visit www.orange.co.uk/watchphone.


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