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CES The wristphone is back, this time courtesy of LG. But while the manufacturer showed off its idea of what such a gadget should look like, there's no guarantee it'll ever come to market.

LG's hush-hush watchphone

LG's watchphone: off the wrist

Locked away behind glass and protected by a pair of minders, six watchphones were on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Journos could take pictures; regular punters could not.

LG's hush-hush watchphone
LG's hush-hush watchphone

Marking time?

Consumers won't get a look-in either. “This is just a concept. We have no plans to market it,” one of the LG staffers watching out for the watches insisted.

Alas details were sketchy. What we can say is that the prototypes are based around an OLED display, and are designed to work in partnership with a Bluetooth headset. So there's no Dick Tracy wrist-to-ear usage here. The timepiece is controlled via a trio of buttons and voice commands.

With a range of strap types and colours, and shiny chrome highlights, LG's watchphones are certainly stylish. Come on, LG, get these goodies out of the case and into the High Street.

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