For so very long the movies and TV have been lying to us. We still can’t buy hover skateboards and jet cars, and you can’t physically transport yourself inside a videogame. Back to the Future, The Jetsons and Tron – yeah, that’s right, I’m looking at you! You can buy yourself a jet pack harness a la Lost in Space (the TV show, not the movie), but every time I see someone demonstrate one on the news I get nervous and commence a countdown in my head for the jet-packee to turn themselves into a possible pancake.

But the good news is, come December, you will be able to turn those long-held fantasies of wanting to be Dick Tracy into some sort of reality, as LG is releasing a watch phone. This is a similar little doodad to the watch that was first shown as a prototype at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It’s 13.9 mm thick, with a 3.63 cm touchscreen, an in-built camera and 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA compatibility. Other features include:

  • Voice recognition features, with or without a Bluetooth headset
  • Text to Speech (TTS) reading of text messages and other information out loud
  • Bluetooth and a built-in speaker for playing back music

The LG Touch Watch Phone, model number LG-GD910, is coming here in a very limited quantity in December, and will have the really-very-very-early-adopter price of $2,299. Still, I guess if you’re lucky enough to pick up one of the few that are coming here, you’ll make the $2,299 back and more with all your new work as a part-time spy.