LG Watchphone – At A Price

LG get into the realm of James Bond (or Maxwell Smart!), with the release of the watchphone

LG’s Touch Watch Phone will be released this December, but as with any new technology it doesn’t come cheap at a hefty $2,299 price.

It features a full touchscreen interface, 3G capabilities and video calling. The watch phone is a follow-up to the prototype that LG unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2009 and 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.

Voice recognition features, which can be used with or without a Bluetooth headset, make it easier 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 unit has a stylish curved tempered glass face, high quality metal casing and is 13.9mm thick. Sending text messages, making video or voice calls, and of course keeping accurate time, is all achieved using the phone’s touchscreen interface on its 3.63cm (1.43-inch) screen and LG’s Flash Interface.