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Gundam Cell Phone? Yes, Please!

SoftBank creates a cell phone based off of the RX-78-2 Gundam.

Nothing screams otaku more than having a Gundam cell phone. The telecommunication company SoftBank has announced the release of their second Gundam themed cell phone, with this one being based off of the Gundam RX-78-2 design; which is basically the original Gundam. Back in 2007, they released a Char themed Zaku phone, which was also amazing. Not only do you get a phone, but you will also get a 1/100-scale model kit of the first Gundam as well. This kit is special, for it is the first to feature an internal metal frame.

This phone will come with a bunch of pre-installed content, like wallpapers, ringtones, and the like. It’s video camera shoots high-definition (1280X720-pixel) video, because we all know Gundam fans like to shoot video (cosplayers, up-skirts, ect). Check out a video of the announcement ceremony below, not because there is any more information, but because the translation is horribly bad. They also mention that with this phone you can connect to Mr. Obama, whatever that means. If you are moving to Japan, why not pick up this phone, it’s cruise control to cool.  


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ShadowKnight508 moderator on May 17, 2010 at 10:10 p.m.
Nice find, Godlen...I lol'ed at the "contact Mr. Obama" part of the phone details.
cfatalison May 18, 2010 at 12:57 a.m.
@GodLen: this will probably cost a lot when imported, and won't function anywhere else
still want to see if i can get one though
JDon May 18, 2010 at 3:20 a.m.
Softbank is a GSM provider, it probably would work as a phone at least.  I don't see this as being worth it, and one of the presenters said he's getting it for the model first, phone second.  It all plays as a gimmick to me.
I haven't had any TV-show themed watches, phones or other non-tshirt wearable items since I was eight years old, and it's certainly not changing with this.
sotyfan16on May 18, 2010 at 1:47 p.m.

If only the US could come up with Transformers phones. That would be cool. But what would make it cooler is if you could push a button and it transformed into the model/action figure. If only we had that technology..

Kelleth moderator on May 18, 2010 at 1:57 p.m.
That looks good! i wish i could trade in my old Motorola Razor for that one!! :D

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