LG’s Watchphone appearing on wrists in August

Orange has announced the LG Watchphone will go on sale on 27 August, with a whopping £500 price tag for the tiny gadget.

LG's Watchphone appearing on wrists in August

Dubbed a “James Bond gadget” by its creators, the 3G wristset is aimed at “the style conscious”, but still manages to pack in a fair smattering of standard handset specs.

Alongside the 7.2Mbits/sec 3G connection, the LG-GD910 features a 1.43in capacitive touchscreen with software keyboard, an MP3 player, voice controls, VGA camera and Bluetooth connection for hands-free kits – just in case you don’t fancy having to speak into your watch on the bus.

If the Bluetooth headset option doesn’t appeal, there’s also a speaker phone, video calling and voice recognition. There’s no Wi-Fi though, so adding songs, pictures and contacts will be accomplished over a supplied USB cable.

Orange is touting the wristset as the “must have gadget of the year” and is only offering the phone at its Bond Street shop in London on a “first come, first served” basis. The company would not divulge how many watches will be on sale.

The company says more devices will be made available from mid-September via the Orange online shop, where shoppers will be able to pre-register.

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