Gundam phone on the way in September!

Anime phones are on the rise!

Softbank is introducing a limited edition HD phone bundle that includes a mini plastic model of the first ever Gundam, the RX-78-2.  The new promo is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first plastic model kit, and includes a slew of phone accessories, like a plastic shield cover that goes over the phone.  There's also custom phone ringtones and menu screens, a la the Evangelion phone.

I love how the keitai industry gets behind the anime industry to produce these really cool and nifty products.  The only thing we have going for us in the States are phones that are made by the TelCo companies, not the other way around.

Like for example Celty's phone, from Durarara!!:

Still though, it makes me wonder what the next keitai will be, once the next season of anime shows start. 

Source: Anime News Network

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10 Responses to “Gundam phone on the way in September!”


  1. 1 David18 May 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    A plastic shield cover is the issue, it is not the phone

  2. 2 Darkbrady May 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Wicked phone…could use a sic, shiny phone like that myself; mine's gettin' a bit rusty c.c

  3. 3 LonelyBob May 20, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Softbank is pimpin Gundam, thanks for sharing this news.

  4. 4 Hangaku Gozen May 20, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I was looking to see if the phone can switch into a car—oh, wait, that's Transformers.

  5. 5 patapete May 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    You're welcome dude!

  6. 6 patapete May 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I hope so too. A while back I remembering reading about DoCoMo showing off their cell phone models at CES, but no clue on whether or not any companies stateside became interested.I do know for a fact that DoCoMo does have GSM-equipped keitais that can work over here…with the right bit of hacking.

  7. 7 (° °) ☆ 美智子 中村 May 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

    this is awesome!!!! how did you get to know about this anyway? =]

  8. 8 patapete May 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Thanks! Yeah, I scower the internet for news alot, so I was lucky to find out about this through another website!

  9. 9 (° °) ☆ 美智子 中村 May 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

    no problem! what's your name btw? you seem to have big fetish for IT gadgets!

  10. 10 patapete May 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I don't mind — feel free to add me. And my name is Pete, nice to meet you!


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