4 Rivals To The LG GD910 Watch Phone

The LG GD910 is set to become the first mainstream watch phone to be released in the UK when it goes on sale sometimes during September.

There are a number of wrist phones that have been announced or are already on the market although none of them offer as many features as the GD910 or top its high price.

The Samsung S9110 was set to be launched by the end of July but we have yet to hear from it. Samsung billed it as the thinnest watch phone ever and with a tag price of around £400, undercutting the GD910's price.

The S9110 comes with a touchscreen, Outlook email sync capabilities, voice recognition and a stainless steel body.

It is not the first time that Samsung has presented a watch phone. Back in 2003, it was supposed to launch another one with a tiny screen and weighing only 80g.

Unfortunately, Samsung cancelled it altogether, probably because it was ahead of its time - back then, it already featured an OLED screen albeit one with 256 colours.

Iwantoneofthose is also selling a watchphone called the sWap phone which apparently got rave reviews at the gadget show in Birmingham. It has a 1.5-inch screen, 512MB onboard memory, a microSD card reader and comes with a hands free kit and a Bluetooth handset.

Unfortunately, it is a 2G model, which means that it won't work with 3 Networks. The price? A rather steep £249 but hey, it comes with a 1.3-megapixel camera which is "craftily concealed".

Hyundai is another Korean manufacturer which has tried to launch watchphones before. It announced the release of the MB-910 back in March, saying that it would be available before the end of the second quarter of 2009 (that's in June).

Guess that was a bit optimistic as we still haven't heard of the device till now, nearly 60 days after the suggested release date. Still the MB-910, when it will come out, will be a rather interesting device with a price tag of only £200 SIM free, comparing favourably with £500 for the GD910.

The phone tough doesn't support 3G, doesn't have any camera or any memory card slot. So expect it to be more of a phone than a wrist bound all singing media center.

If you don't mind buying on Ebay, Ice Blue Technologies is selling a mobile watch phone (from China) for as little as £164.99 including delivery. The wrist phone has some well known icons (ed: they got the inspiration from a well known phone as well).

At 163g, it is heavier than the other wrist phones on the market. But it has the biggest screen of them all - a 2-inch screen capable of showing 320x240 pixels.

In addition, there's a 1.3-megapixel camera, a Bluetooth handset and a 1GB microSD card although some might frown at the fact that this is a 2G model only.