3G Watch Phone From LG Electronics

A 3g Watch Phone will be introduced next year by LG Electronics. The watch phone will have touch-screen dialing with a camera and a speaker built in to enable users to make video calls and gain high speed access to the internet.


(3G watch phone from LG Electronics)

The product has a 1.43-inch (3.63-centimetre) screen and is 0.56 inches (13.9 millimetres) thick and is due to go on display at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from Jan 8 to 11.

Comics fans will no doubt be thinking of Dick Tracy's famous 2 way wrist radio, which was introduced in 1946 after creator Chester Gould met with inventor Al Gross. The even more futuristic 2 way wrist TV wasn't introduced until 1964.


(Dick Tracy fights crime with high tech)

However, sf mavens will be remembering the earlier wireless wrist intercom shown in H.G. Wells' remarkable 1936 movie Things to Come.


(Ultramodern wireless wrist intercom)

Via The Telegraph; thanks to Randal for writing in with the tip on this one.

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