£1,000 for LG's watch phone on Orange?

LG's watch phone will cost £1,000 in the UK when it's released later this year exclusively with Orange, according to a cheeky report on a UK mobile blog

Compared to the £5,000 Motorola wants for its latest mobile , £1,000 for LG's GD910 watch phone doesn't seem so bad does it? Yes of course it does, you impertinent clay-brained wagtail.

Mind you, Orange doesn't think so. According to Mobile Today, where the rumour of the watch's £1,000 UK price tag first surfaced, l'Orange has pegged a grand as a suitable price for the handset -- although 'handset' is a somewhat erroneous description, considering it lives on the wrist.

We saw the hilariously chunky LG 'wristset' first back at CES , but we fingered it more recently at Mobile World Congress. It'll be hitting the UK later this year, complete with HSDPA video calling, stereo Bluetooth, a text-to-speech function for reading text messages out loud, and a 36mm (1.4-inch) touchscreen.

We contacted Orange for comment, but a spokesperson has yet to respond.

So for now, dearest of readers, the question is: would you pay £1,000 for the phone-that-is-also-a-watch?

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