CES 2009: LG puts music on your wrist - and juices your tunes from the sun

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LG watchphone

The new model. designed specifically for Europe, is just 13.9mm thick, and yet combines watch, music player and 3G phone. It has a full touchscreen interface, stereo-capable Bluetooth, video calling and Quadband GSM capability in addition to 3G with 7.2Mbps HSDPA data capability.

The screen is 1.43in, and covered with a curved tempered glass, and the phone also has voice-recognition for dialling, either with or without a Bluetooth headset. All together now: "Calling Dick Tracy! Calling Dick Tracy!".

It'll even talk back to you, with a Text to Speech system able to read out your SMS messages to you, and goes on sale here in Europe "sometime in 2009".

Noise-cancelling cuts noisy calls
Another audio-related mobile move is the addition of noise-cancelling technology (based on the same concept as used in NC headphones) to a range of LG phones from late 2009 – with the aim of cutting out call-ruining background noise.

Charge your player for free
In keeping with a wider eco-theme, LG has announced solar and wind-powered charging solutions for a wide range of mobile devices, including in-car solar charging kits.

More model details to follow...