Softbank Mobile Corp.'s new mobile line looks like a small humanoid with attachable arms and legs, with the screen showing various faces.
The PhoneBraver will be released in April after a character in an upcoming television drama series entitled "Cellphone Investigator 7."
The telephone comes with enough artificial intelligence to learn the user's habits.
If the user calls a particular person many times, a text phrase such as "You're calling her often these days, aren't you?" might appear coming out of the face's mouth, according to Softbank Mobile spokesman Katsuhide Furuya.
The user could carry on conversations with the phone by responding "yes" or "no" or with other simple replies.
"We haven't decided on specifics yet on the communication between the user and mobile, but your mobile would grow into a buddy different from others that is unique in the world," he said.
Mein Handy, mein Freund
Ich kann es kaum erwarten, mir eines von diesen sprechenden Handys zuzulegen: