We heard a rumor on the floor of the CES show that LG didn’t want people taking pictures of this concept for a watch phone. In our opinion, anything sitting in a display case in the middle of a trade show that’s visible to the eye is visible to a camera as well.
This is not a shipping product. According to the staff member from LG who spoke with us under condition of anonymity, this is simply a concept that they’re testing.
The people we saw viewing the product (but not taking pictures) seemed to have the a consistent reaction to this. They thought it was cool and would consider buying it.
Based on the form factor, it would probably need to have voice activated dialing and Bluetooth support to be really valuable. I can’t imagine many people would want to talk to their wrists.