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Unfortunately, there was no such thing as "hands-on" time with the LG GDP910 Watch Phone. LG's press reps had one on their wrist, but wouldn't take it off, nor would they let anyone else touch it. That said, it's pretty cool.

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The GDP910 is stylish. It is mostly black, with silver accents. At first glance, it may not catch your attention, but if you look at it longe enough, you'll see the appeal it has.

The GDP910 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE phone that is controled by a touch screen user interface. Looking at the UI, it reminds us a lot of the UI on other LG phones such as the Dare, Voyager, and so on. The LG staffers wouldn't let us see what touch actions are needed to control the phone and transition between different screens on the phone. They wouldn't let us capture that on video, either, which was a bit frustrating.

The basic screen is an analog clock. It can also be set to show a large digital read-out of the time. The main menu has 6 items in it, for dialing, contacts, messaging, etc. You simply press the application you want to open, and it pops up.

The software dialpad is of the 12-key variety, and it has a little read-out above the keypad so you can see what you're typing. When you're done typing, there's a send button to make the call.

The watch itself is large. LG made it large so that the screen could be as big as possible. Since we couldn't touch it, or hold it, we have no idea how heavy it feels on your arm. It will definitely stand out, though, due to its large size. The strap appears to be made a thick rubber/plastic material.

We'd like to be able to tell you a lot more about it, but without the opportunity to really play with it, there's not much more we can say. You can, however watch a short video tour here:

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