20 August 09
Orange brings the Watchphone 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 Â£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 theyâ€™ll turn heads on the high street. The deviceâ€™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 youâ€™re imprisoned in a fake volcano or battling with Jaws.
To make a voice or video call â€“ in true 22nd Century fashion â€“ all you have to do is ask it nicely. The combination of voice activated command, VGA camera and Bluetooth technology mean youâ€™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 â€“ one to suit your every mood or crime-fighting outfit.
Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK said: â€œThe LG Touchscreen Watchphone is one of several â€˜future phonesâ€™ weâ€™re bringing to UK consumers this year. Being handmade, the device really is highly original and exclusively limited - so youâ€™ll be the envy of all your friends if youâ€™re fortunate enough to get your hands on one.â€
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.
Notes to Editors
Technical specifications available upon request For imagery of the LG Touchscreen Watch Phone, please visit orange.co.uk/watchphone
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At the end of 2008, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 53.5 billion euros (12.7 billion euros for the first quarter of 2009) and at 29 April 2009, the Group had a customer base of almost 184 million customers in 30 countries. These include 123 million mobile customers worldwide and 13 million broadband Internet (ADSL) customers in Europe. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband Internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population. At the end of March 2009, Orange had almost 17 million customers in the UK â€“ 15.8 million active mobile customers and close to one million fixed broadband customers.
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