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LG Plans European 3G Wristwatch Phone

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LG Plans European 3G Wristwatch Phone

It seems like a logical union, but it hasn't taken off - yet...

Looking to change the resistance to phone/wristwatch combinations however is LG which will use CES to debut its first attempt at a mass market, European solution with the 'GD910'.

Combining both a 1.43in touchscreen display with voice dialling and text-to-speech conversation, the GD910 will hope to maximise the potential of its form factor while making us all look like 1970s spies. The inclusion of integrated Bluetooth however could finally see the take-off of wireless headsets.

At just 13.9mm thin this GD910 shouldn't carry any additional bulk to the usual chunky Swatch, Storm and BabyG-style watches doing the rounds and while I can't entirely see the point of its 7.2Mbit HSDPA (an unlisted microSDHC slot and music playback perhaps?) it certainly ticks off the key specs with aplomb.

As with most news leaking at this time of year we won't have to wait long to find out more so apply the usual 'until CES' label and for now we'll hold judgement as to whether this is either a) a good idea or b) the 2-for-1 break criminals have been waiting for all these years...

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Robovski

December 31, 2008, 6:12 am

And those Dick Tracy dreams are one step closer!

ilovethemonkeyhead

December 31, 2008, 11:55 am

i can't see myself having to plug a watch into a wall charger... maybe it should have a winder, or convert movement into energy like some watches already do. that would be awesome.

Digital Fury

December 31, 2008, 12:47 pm

"and while I can't entirely see the point of its 7.2Mbit HSDPA".





It's for the millions of people with their 3G-less laptops, that are using their current phones as a Bluetooth modem, unless they are using an iPhone that is.

Ryan131

December 31, 2008, 3:03 pm

HSDPA: For Bluetooth-ing to your netbook of course!

Gordon394

December 31, 2008, 6:40 pm

@Ryan @Digital Fury - hmmmmn, we'll see. I'm not convinced tethering will be the first thing on networks minds with this device... even if it should be!

Hamish Campbell

January 2, 2009, 12:50 pm

that charging issue is a good comment, I hadn't thought of that.


Other than that it really is the ultimate for a phone. I'm pretty sick of having to fish mine out of my pocket all the time..... especially when wearing to my skin tight leather pants ooooooooh i love it.





on a more serious note, I'd prefer a retractable ear plug (could also double as a garrot?) so its always there, compared with a bluetooth headset I'd rather look like some guy playing spies than a right knob.

Stuart 6

January 14, 2009, 4:47 pm

I've always loved the whole Dick Tracy feel to these things! These 'kind' of watches though aren't anything new - they've been around for a while. I bought one last year and yea the only two drawbacks are charging (but I've learnt to take it off at night) and the whole bluetooth headset thing.





I'm not too sure what LG plan to do - but mine's got a built in microphone and speaker. Personally though, compared with this alternative, I look less of a div using the bluetooth headset! Can't remember where I got it from, but there's a few very much like it here http://www.gotogadgets.com/wat...

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