Orange brings watchphone exclusively to UK

Orange has announced that the LG Touchscreen Watchphone (LG-GD910) will first go on sale in the UK in its Bond Street Station shop on Thursday, 27 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 served 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 touchscreen interface makes writing text messages easy, while an inbuilt speaker and MP3/AAC player lets the user listen to the Essential James Bond theme album when they are gaming, imprisoned in a fake volcano or battling with Jaws.

To make a voice or video call, in true 22nd Century fashion, all the user needs to do is ask it nicely. The combination of voice activated command, VGA camera and Bluetooth technology means the user will never have to raise a finger to make a call again, just turn the wrist and talk away. The handmade timepiece is designed with the image conscious in mind too and features eight different watch faces.

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.”