LG's watchphone to cost over a grand?

Rumor has it that the belle of the ball at CES, LG’s videophonewatch, is going to be carried by Orange for a cool £1000, or almost $1500 in your American ducats.

I’d like our readers to join me in a collective daaaaamn.

The cool factor of having a two-way wrist-mounted videophone is off the charts (well, some charts), but there are precious few who can afford any phone that expensive, to say nothing of a weirdo early-adopter piece like this one. Maybe our resident watch lubber will take the plunge.

Of course, the unit cost won’t necessarily be the cost for the end user, but nobody likes the kind of contract that lets you save $500. Faustian bargains, all of them.