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Sharp is making an adorable bipedal robot phone called RoboHon

I didn't think I wanted my phone to be shaped like a chunky robot shaped like a human. Phones are already getting big enough these days. But tell me you don't want a bipedal robot phone after watching the above video, and I will tell you that you have a heart of stone.

Sharp — which as far as I can tell is not joking — just announced a robot phone called RoboHon, designed by renowned creator Tomotaka Takahashi. RoboHon is an eight-inch-high robot with a 2-inch screen on the back and a camera and projector built into its face. It walks, talks, dances, and connects to LTE. RoboHon is capable of identifying people by their face or voice, and will act accordingly, telling them they have a new message or to smile for the camera. It is basically the embodiment of the idea that your phone is your best friend.

Sharp says it'll release RoboHon in the first half of next year. No pricing has been announced, but we will certainly keep you posted.

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