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LG Watch Phone to Cost Over $1,000

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Official pricing for LG's wristwatch cell phone is out and folks, it's not pretty.

Just a few weeks back we talked about Samsung's foray into the wristwatch cell phone market with its super slim S9110. Measuring just 0.48 inches thick and touting Bluetooth technology, voice recognition, a 1.7-inch touchscreen display, a stainless steel body and leather strap, the S9110 costs $640. Pretty pricey for a cell phone right?

Well cheer up, it could be worse. The S9110's clunkier counterpart, LG's GD910 is said to cost over a thousand bucks. Despite the fact that it was announced first (we've been hearing about LG's watch for two years now), pricing for the device has only just been announced and it amounts to a cool €899 or $1,290.

Available from French carrier Orange this August, there's still no official word on a U.S. release, so it looks like interested parties will have to wait just a little longer to get their hands on this one. Then again, most people don't have that kind of money to drop on a cell phone so perhaps there aren't many people waiting.

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    tenor77 , August 7, 2009 2:46 PM
    1290? Fail.
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    okibrian , August 7, 2009 2:50 PM
    pricing for the device has only just been announced and it amounts to a cool €899 or $1,290.

    Oh, F**k that!
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    alvine , August 7, 2009 2:58 PM
    damn you can build i7 system for that >_>
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    dark_lord69 , August 7, 2009 2:59 PM
    Maybe for $50 but I like the watch on my wrist now... it's more stylish and costs 75% less!
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    dark_lord69 , August 7, 2009 3:00 PM
    alvinedamn you can build i7 system for that >_>


    Yeah, and I still think i7 motherboards and CPUs are a total rip.
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    coopchennick , August 7, 2009 3:15 PM
    dark_lord69Maybe for $50 but I like the watch on my wrist now... it's more stylish and costs 75% less!

    damn thats still expensive
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    hillarymakesmecry , August 7, 2009 3:16 PM
    Um.... pass. If I pay that much for a watch it's going to be for one that's still worth a pretty penny 100 years from now. Like an Omega or something. In 3 years this thing will be worthless.
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    dman3k , August 7, 2009 3:17 PM
    Well, I guess it will make spotting secret agents pretty easy.
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    Honis , August 7, 2009 3:29 PM
    $1290 when you buy it stand alone, $5 when you buy it with a 2yr plan /joke

    Really when was the last time anyone paid full price for a phone (in the US)? The Palm Pre costs $800+ stand alone.
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    FSXFan , August 7, 2009 4:16 PM
    dark_lord69Yeah, and I still think i7 motherboards and CPUs are a total rip.

    Ignorance is bliss, huh?
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    rodney_ws , August 7, 2009 4:30 PM
    I'd only be interested in this if it had a 4 function calculator on it and could play a crude version of PacMan or Donkey Kong.
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    spanspace , August 7, 2009 4:45 PM
    ripoff
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    Raid3r , August 7, 2009 5:13 PM
    useless
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    cablechewer , August 7, 2009 5:53 PM
    Far too much for what it is. I might go for $100 if it is just a simple phone.

    Wonder what people would pay for an iWatch :D 
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    cryogenic , August 7, 2009 6:15 PM
    No competition, new market --> inflated prices

    But hey, in a couple of years watch phones will be a commodity ...

    I'll wait for now, until there's a decent selection on the market and decent prices ...
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    rambo117 , August 7, 2009 6:55 PM
    anyone remember the GTX280 launch price?

    xD
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    griffed88 , August 7, 2009 7:43 PM
    rambo117anyone remember the GTX280 launch price? xD


    Yes...that has me scared for what October will bring. Hopefully ATI will put them in their place again make em drop their prices.
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    farleytron , August 7, 2009 7:56 PM
    Seems pretty cool, being a wrist-phone and all... but it's HALF AN INCH THICK! Gimme a break!

    Anyone wearing it would look like an idiot.
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    twisted politiks , August 7, 2009 10:23 PM
    rodney_wsI'd only be interested in this if it had a 4 function calculator on it and could play a crude version of PacMan or Donkey Kong.


    for that price it should be able to play Crysis
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    supervine , August 7, 2009 10:43 PM
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