Japanese cellphones robot buddy

Robotic Cell Phone Friends

Japan, known for their advanced cell phone technologies, has come out with a new advancement that will allow you to truly call your phone a friend.

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Japanese cellphones to turn into 'robot' buddies

TOKYO (AFP) — For those who feel a bit lonely just talking on the phone, a Japanese company is offering a cellphone that turns into a robot buddy ready to chat.

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.

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