Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones?

Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 4:09pm CST

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Seibertron's own First Gen has reported that electronics company Toshiba have created a "Transforming Mobile Phone".

To be released in April in Japan under the name: SoftBank 815T PB., the phone is set to be featured in an upcoming Japanese TV drama called Ketai Sousakan 7.

The phone really transforms, and even has robotic face like wallpapers to add to the effect.

To check images of the Softbank 815T PB, please click here.

Credit(s): First Gen, Gizmodo, cellular-news.com


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Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (642835)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on February 27th, 2008 @ 4:16pm CST
:lol: #-o
Cool, but pass anyway. Just because they had a cell phone become a transformer thanks to the all spark in the movie doesn't mean they literally had to go out and make one. Besides...wasn't that what the real gear was for?
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (642849)
Posted by Uniprimus on February 27th, 2008 @ 4:34pm CST
Wow.

Cool concept, but the bot modes sure look like shit.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (642855)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 27th, 2008 @ 4:42pm CST
Thats a cool idea. If they put a little more work into them and i didnt just get a new cell phone i might have considered picking one up.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (642897)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on February 27th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CST
I don't even know what to say. :-? :???: #-o
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (642908)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 27th, 2008 @ 5:31pm CST
To cheesy not to love!

I can't see me realisticly getting one though.

However they are a step in a good direction. Just maybe nest time try putting some effort into it. If they split up the keypad, I can't see why my Razor couldn't fit into SpeedDial's body?
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643004)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 27th, 2008 @ 8:00pm CST
Cute. But I just bought a Crackberry Pearl so I'm all new phone'd out.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643116)
Posted by Booda on February 27th, 2008 @ 11:59pm CST
A phone with some flaps that fold down.

Technically, the same could be said about Musiclabel Soundwave, except Soundwave looks freakin' sweet.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643145)
Posted by Pyrostrata on February 28th, 2008 @ 1:02am CST
Eradicator wrote:Wow.

the bot modes sure look like shit.


For truth! I'll pass.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643183)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 28th, 2008 @ 5:15am CST
What's the practical use of the extra limbs for a real-world cellphone? (Aside from taking up precious space.)

It's either they put some use into them, (like a swiss-knife kind of thing of some sort), or they design the robot to go beyond kindergarten level.

Otherwise, it's not gonna attract any substantial number of buyers.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643187)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 28th, 2008 @ 5:18am CST
Auto Bot wrote:What's the practical use of the extra limbs for a real-world cellphone? (Aside from taking up precious space.)

It's either they put some use into them, (like a swiss-knife kind of thing of some sort), or they design the robot to go beyond kindergarten level.

Otherwise, it's not gonna attract any substantial number of buyers.


Says you. It's clearly not marketed for the U.S. shores. Japanese culture will eat that ish up and ask for seconds.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643243)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 28th, 2008 @ 7:43am CST
You're right. Japanese culture will dig this.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643311)
Posted by Defcon! on February 28th, 2008 @ 9:15am CST
What the! :shock: You know what though if i needed to get a new phone and it was available here i would probably pick one up! Why the hell not! I mean i could see myself putting peoples faces on it and all kinds of sh-t! Like i said if i had to get a phone i would probably get one just for kicks! :D
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643326)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 28th, 2008 @ 9:54am CST
I wonder if this phone will be overly expensive just because it's got limbs.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643410)
Posted by Defcon! on February 28th, 2008 @ 11:36am CST
Auto Bot wrote:I wonder if this phone will be overly expensive just because it's got limbs.

:-? I don't know i'd be curious as well. I would hope not though. Extra limbs would'nt justify an insane price increase.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (643840)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 28th, 2008 @ 10:17pm CST
If they give the phone a twist capability at the hinges, just like some nokia phones, it will be fun to pose them.

Take 2 phones, black and white. And pose them punching each other. Like in a boxing ring. B-)
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (644215)
Posted by Prowl86 on February 29th, 2008 @ 1:58pm CST
Pretty cool..... But does it know the way of the samuari? :P
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (644530)
Posted by Auto Bot on February 29th, 2008 @ 7:49pm CST
No glowing swords. I guess not. Samurai must have sword.
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (644782)
Posted by X3ROhour on March 1st, 2008 @ 4:30am CST
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeee! *squeel like girl*

:BOOM:

so lame i like it...
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (644825)
Posted by Auto Bot on March 1st, 2008 @ 6:30am CST
Manitou Z3ROhour wrote:eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeee! *squeel like girl*

:BOOM:

so lame i like it...


You can use that as your ringtone. :-x
Re: Toshiba making Transforming Mobile Phones? (645454)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 2nd, 2008 @ 12:42am CST
Why a mad face?

Granted these are crappy, but sometimes crappy works!

These are the B-Move Camp items of this generation, and a prelude to a real phone that can actualy walk up to you when you get a call and are in the other room.

I agree they could have done better, but still they are to hoaky not to like :D

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