lg_watch-phone_mwc 2009 by you.Über die ziemlich lässigen Handy-Armbanduhren des koreanischen UE-Riesen LG sind wir ja bereits bei der CES in Las Vegas im Januar gestolpert – und nun eben beim Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona schon wieder. Ein gutes Omen begleitet von der guten Nachricht: Mit Orange hat sich der erster Carrier in Europa dazu durchgerungen, das G910 Watch Phone mit Bluetooth noch dieses Jahr ins Programm aufzunehmen.

Es bleibt zu hoffen, dass andere europäische Telekomfirmen diesem Beispiel folgen und die coolen Handy-Uhren (die über 3G HSDPA, Video Calling, Multimedia Playback und Touch Input verfügen) auch bald nach Deutschland kommen.


Orange is First to Launch LG Touch Watch Phone in Europe

PARIS, February 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Orange today announces it will be the first operator to offer the world’s first Touch Watch phone (LG G910) in Europe, bringing customers the latest in breakthrough mobile technology in this tiny, wearable device from LG Electronics. This market-first innovation, available from flagship stores across Orange’s European footprint later this year, will give Orange customers the chance to enjoy a whole new way of communicating.

Yves Maitre, Senior VP of Devices at Orange says, „At Orange, we are always finding new ways to bring mobility to our customers, from the simplest phones to feature rich devices. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Orange, and LG shares that vision. Together, we are pleased to offer Orange customers the first opportunity to experience this market leading Watch phone.“

The compact and stylish wrist watch style phone comes with a blue-tooth headset and features a full touch-screen interface, 3G HSDPA and video-calling capabilities. Whether it is searching for restaurants and making video conference calls, or watching sports clips and listening to music on the built-in MP3 player, Orange customers will be able to enjoy the same multimedia experience on a watch, as they do on other mobile phones.

Yves continues, „This phone really manages to combine form with functionality and its chic styling and mobile broadband connectivity will no doubt appeal to all the early adopters out there. It is a great addition to our range, showing that we can give customers the latest in high-tech design for a totally new kind of mobile multimedia experience, or if they choose, a simple device for calling and texting.“

Mr Harrison Lee, Senior Vice President & Head of European Mobile Business, LG Electronics says, „Orange’s long heritage in mobile innovation and its proven success at bringing such technologies to its customers means it is an ideal partner to bring the world’s first Touch Watch Phone to Europe.“

For more information about Orange visit http://www.orange.com/en_EN/group/

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