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UK-based Dick Tracy types now finally have an idea of how much they may have to fork out for LG’s upcoming watchphone, thanks to Orange’s French arm. LG_Watch_04 LG's GD910 watchphone: available on Orange UK this month The network operator has the exclusive rights to the GD910 for both the UK and France, and has just …

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  1. Danny 14 Silver badge

    battery life

    charging your watch up almost daily should be fun.

  2. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!
    Joke

    Actual UK price revealed!

    It can be cleverly extrapolated from the French price.

    €399 at current exchange rate of £1=€1.664 = £239.78

    Add VAT at 15% = £275.75

    Add UK "Because We Can" Tax at 100% = £551.50

    Round Up to nearest £99.99 = £599.99

    And don't forget it'll be an 18-month contract here too!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Timing...

    Good thing for LG that huge watches are in fashion, Clive Sinclaire was simply born in the wrong era!

  4. andreas koch
    Joke

    lg watchphone price calculation

    @ Ihre Papiere, bitte:

    You got it wrong, mate;

    the ex rate is 1.1664 making the first of your calculation £342.

    Follows: £342 * 1.15 = £393.30 * BWCtax = £786.60

    Next x99.99 is too close, so add 20 and then round up to next x99.99 = £899.99.

    Price not feasible, so don't market in UK.

    -----> Available over ebay for geek premium of £100 + £38 p&p (footnote in the auction: you're bidding for an original LG Watchphone box).

    -----> £1037.00 for a bit of cardboard (please allow 48 weeks for dispatch).

    .- profit

  5. Dr. Mouse Silver badge

    It will probably be crap, but...

    I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WANT IT I WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!

    Luckily for me that's FAR too expensive for me, so I won't get drunk and 'accidentally' buy one.

  6. greenmantle
    Paris Hilton

    Ihre Papiere Bitte...

    Exchange rate is wrong, you've got £/$, not euros... GBP/EUR is more like 1.125

    which means that it will be £899.99

    meh, still want one though!

    Paris, coz I could 'watch' her on the phone!

  7. Ben 56
    FAIL

    What a ripoff - these things have been out for years

    "Exclusive" ha! You can already get mobile phone watches at less than £70, e.g. see http://www.chinavasion.com/index.php/cName/mobile-phones-cell-phone-watch/

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It would be cool if

    It would be cool if you could tether it to a PC via bluetooth for net surfing.

  9. Ihre Papiere Bitte!!

    Maths

    Is obviously not my strong point.... which means I need to go work for the Treasury!

    greenmantle - got the £/€ rate from Reuters. Blame them if it's wrong!

  10. Adam Foxton
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    Been done before

    though not 3G.

    I wonder how good the text-to-speech is... think it could pick up

    "KITT, go into surveilance mode".

  11. Anonymous Coward
    Unhappy

    Still got price wrong

    €399 = £1000 (allowing for standard UK profiteering markups)

    Thought everyone knew that, or am I thinking of the US to UK markup?

  12. Justabloke 1
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    Dr.

    Of course by the time Orange have sprayed their shiteware all over it, all it will actually do is tell the time... badly... for the wrong time zone.

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  14. atomik

    I admit it's cool but..

    if you want to talk to someone you take it off and hold it to your ear or you just hold your wrist up to your ear like some sort of tool? Suppose the bluetooth headset is the only option but never really get along with those, prefer a wired handsfree, which i suppose you could snake up your shirt sleeve.

    Also if we're going to strictly hold to the rules you'd have to take it off to go fill the car up at the petrol station.

    Seems cool but i bet the reality falls far short of the expectation

  15. Christian Berger Silver badge

    The important technical question

    Does it sync with external timeservers?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    here here!

    i agree

    a) bad news its on Orange so reception will be poor

    b) end up being so exspensive - i may as well buy an iphone

  17. LAE

    too too late

    I need to get up much earlier to comment on the exchange rate maths!

  18. Parax
    Alert

    @Christian Berger

    Dont be stupid!

    theres got to be a reason to buy version 2...

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