Softbank debuts PhoneBraver robot cell phone buddy

Behold, your new cell phone master has arrived in the form of Softbank's new PhoneBraver model. In addition to anthropomorphic legs and arms, giving it a distinctly Transformers look, the phone's screen also displays faces to correspond to the unit's conversations with the user. Among the programmed responses the PhoneBraver will offer its user, frequent calls to a particular number may prompt the phone to chirp, "You're calling her often these days, aren't you?" The phone/robo-buddy was modeled after a character appearing on a Japanese television show called "Cellphone Investigator 7." Softbank hasn't announced a pricing plan, but the device is scheduled to be released in April.

Via Softbank