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.
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You can't accuse UK carrier Orange of under-promoting the upcoming LG GD910 watch phone; the wrist-worn video phone isn't expected to hit shelves until August, but they've released a demo clip of the device in action. Nothing groundbreaking is on show, but it's still impressive to see a two-way video call on such a small handset.
Video demo after the cut
We're used to Tokyflash offering distinctive, dare we say bizarre watches, but while they work on their new line-up they're featuring some limited edition models from a fellow Japanese firm, Independent. Four watches are on offer, with various sub-dials, gages and even some Tokyoflash-style hidden features.
UK carrier Orange may not have secured the Palm Pre, but from the sound of it they don't really mind; their next high-end device is far more unusual than a simple slider smartphone. The carrier has revealed that it will be exclusively offering LG's GD910 Watch Phone in the UK this August, complete with capacitive touchscreen and integrated video calling.
Video demo after the cut
LG have announced that their GD910 watch phone will begin shipping in Europe come July, initially on carrier Orange, before spreading to unnamed carriers in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Latin America. The LG GD910 has a 1.43-inch touchscreen LCD and supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA, video calls and media playback.
It's been almost 18 months since Phosphor launched their first E Ink watch, and since then the technology has grown in public awareness - thanks in no small part by the Amazon Kindle - to the point where people might actually know what you're talking about when you gesture wildly at your new watch. Phosphor have returned with two fresh models, the Digital Hour (left) and Calendar (right).
Citizen have announced a new Bluetooth watch, the AIBATO M, which wirelessly connects to your cellphone and can, with selected handsets, remotely trigger the camera, browse emails and show call and message alerts. Two color versions will be on offer, black (with a rubber strap) and silver (with a metal strap) but otherwise the functionality is the same.
We're used to Tokyoflash watches being troublesome to decipher, but this Diesel DZ9044 may end up hurting your wrist, not your brain. Rather than put the dial on the front, Diesel have slipped four tiny watch-faces onto the left and right sides of the timepiece, meaning you may have to get used to bending your wrist every time you want to know if it's almost lunchtime.
Back when they launched the FR60 Fitness Watch in January, Garmin promised all manner of compatible equipment that would use the ANT+ wireless connection standard. Tanita are one of the first to announce such an ANT+ equipped device, in the shape of the BC-1000 Body Composition Monitor, that can send multiple stats about your physique to both the FR60 and your PC.
Last week it was their first netbook; before that, Android smartphones. Now Kogan have set their sights on our wrists, but be warned: you'll have had to do some serious arm exercises before wearing the Kogan GPS Watch. Billed as "the most feature packed watch on the market", it's a combination Bluetooth, GPS, pedometer and altimeter timepiece, among other things.