CES 2009: LG announces 3G watch phone

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CES 2009: LG announces 3G watch phone

Las Vegas (NV) – LG president and CTO Woo Paik gave some insight on LG products coming in 2009, including a 3G watch phone that is promised for the second half of this year.

LG, already one of the big cellphone players in the U.S., announced today that it will be introducing a number of new phones in 2009. The company largely avoided providing information about which phones we can expect, but confirmed that it will be equipping many of its phones with a background noise cancellation technology (which is achieved by integrating two microphones into a cellphone, one in the back and one in the front), and that it will be arriving in the second half of the year.

The big news from the company was a yet unnamed 3G watch phone.



There were no specifics, but the presentation images hinted to a device featuring an iPhone-like interface with an integrated secondary feature, such as an MP3 player.

Other announcements from LG included new LCD and plasma TVs with substantially enhanced features like LED backlighting (available in up to 55” in 2009); 240 Hz refresh rates to eliminate motion blur as well as Internet content streaming, which will connect to Netflix; CinemaNow and YouTube in 2009. LG also mentioned that it will integrate support for Yahoo widgets in some of its TV models.

Going along with the “green” theme at this year’s CES, LG also announced its environmental policy, which aims to reduce the firm’s annual CO2 footprint by 150 kilotons by 2020.