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CES 2009 Video: LG Cell Phone Watch (And Wait)

LG's Martin Valdez looks a little like he could enter an Elvis look-alike contest, a much-needed feature for what ended up being mostly show: The unveiling of LG's Cell Phone Watch. For once, this actually looks like something you might want to wear, and I don't mean for the khaki/sneaker set either (you know who you are). This is stylish. Maybe sexy. But it doesn't work. The ideas are great, but at this point, because the device is far from shipping, they're just ideas.

LG's Martin Valdez looks a little like he could enter an Elvis look-alike contest, a much-needed feature for what ended up being mostly show: The unveiling of LG's Cell Phone Watch. For once, this actually looks like something you might want to wear, and I don't mean for the khaki/sneaker set either (you know who you are). This is stylish. Maybe sexy. But it doesn't work. The ideas are great, but at this point, because the device is far from shipping, they're just ideas.Here's our video.

That's right, the LG Cell Phone Watch is just a concept, hardly even a prototype, and won't be built until a carrier steps up. The plan is to introduce it in Europe first. If carriers step up, you'll have something pretty special, because in addition to telling time (and even here, LG admits it's still working the kinks out -- the watch stops when the cell battery dies) and making phone calls, it has a camera and an MP3 player, and does video and two-way videoconferencing. The touch-screen interface takes you to a variety of productivity applications, and it supports Bluetooth as well.

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