LG Debuts First 3G Wrist Phone

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LG’s new GD910 wrist phone may be far from the first watchband-mounted cell phone, but it will still be the world’s fastest. The Korean electronics manufacturer announced its long-rumored wrist phone on Monday, which will be the first to make use of 7.2Mbps HSDPA wireless Internet.

Besides the phone’s unusual form factor and high-speed connectivity, it will also play host to a host of other features, including a camera for video calls and snapshots, a text-to-speech engine for voice dialing and composing text messages, a built-in MP3 player, and Bluetooth. All of it has been rolled into a waterproof metal case 13.9mm thick, with a 1.43-inch touch screen up top.

The company plans to debut the phone for the first time at CES 2009 in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. Though it will first be shown in the United States, LG currently only plans to distribute it in Korea and Europe initially.