CES 2009: LG Shows First ‘Market Ready’ 3G Touch Watch Phone

You might not need it, but you definitely can have it.

Proving that innovation (insanity) is by no means dead, LG was very proud to officially demonstrate the world’s first 3G Watch Phone with a touchscreen, making an early entry into the most spurious “world’s first” claim of 2009 in the process. As noted in December, the Touch Watch Phone (model no.: LG-GD910) is to be sold exclusively in Europe in the second half of 2009. It’s a 3G quad-band…erm…phone and Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, had this to say about it:

“Our new 3G Touch Watch Phone is stylish, sophisticated and the height of technology, but it’s also undeniably fun. How else can you reenact (sic) those scenes from your favorite (sic) sci-fi or spy movie?”

So, if you want something to mess around with the GD910 should keep you amused for about five minutes, but there is a little more substance to it, too. 7.2Mbps HSDPA and a front facing video camera makes video calling very easy and voice commands can be used to place calls and look up contacts, without connecting a Bluetooth headset.

It also features a colourful 1.43in touch sensitive screen. Naturally enough the menus are designed with this in mind, with large buttons that LG reckons should make using the GD910 painless. Pricing is unknown, but if a watch phone with a touchscreen will bring you eternal happiness, 2009 is going to be a good year for you.

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