Saturday, April 16, 2016
Sharp to launch RoboHon robot phone next month
(Telecompaper) Sharp has announced the forthcoming release of RoBoHoN, a portable robot-shaped phone designed by renowned creator Tomotaka Takahashi. Touted as a totally new concept in IT mobile devices, the 19.5 cm-high robot phone supports LTE and 3G networks, and has a 2-inch screen on its back as well as a camera and projector built into its face. It comes with a range of services accessed through dedicated apps, all of which can be activated by conversing with the robot. The Android 5.0-powered robot phone can be preordered now at a price of PGY 198,000 (around USD 1,800) ahead of its official release on 26 May, said Sharp.