Fancy yourself as James Bond, If so phone carriers such as Telstra, Vodafone and Optus now have the option of selling you a cheap plan for a new LG wrist watch phone that has a touchscreen, full 3G capability, video calling and an MP3 player.
While LG has put a price sticker of $2,299 on the new phone, carriers such as Telstra who will launch the phone are expected to sell it for around $899 on a plan.
In the UK the phone was launched at 1000 pounds however Orange is now selling the phone at 500 pounds and sales are booming.
Described as the world’s first market-ready Touch Watch Phone, the (LG-GD910) is the first touch watch phone in the world to feature 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatibility, enabling high-speed data transmission and video calls using the built-in camera.
According to Telstra sources the phone will be the fastest watch phone in the world when it is hooked up to their NextG network.
Nathan Dunn, General Manager, Mobile Communications, LG Electronics Australia. “This Watch Phone again pushes LG to the forefront of mobile, it also adds the convenience of not having to hunt for your phone in your bag or having to carry a device in your back pocket,” Dunn said.
Voice recognition features, which can be used with or without a Bluetooth headset, make it easy to place calls and look up contacts. Text to Speech (TTS) reads text messages and other information out loud for even greater convenience. The phone also includes Bluetooth and a built-in speaker for playing back music. A large phonebook and scheduler help with organisation.
The phone is set to go on sale in December 2009.