Attention: if you've got a EVA-01 toy limited edition collector's statue sitting on your desk, a poster of Rei on your wall and a NERV theme on your phone, you probably want one of these. Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has teased a special edition Sharp AQUOS SH-06D phone for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the popular 90s-era anime and head trip. Like approximately 65% of Japanese cartoons , Evangelion is about gigantic fighting robots and presumably the phone takes the theme from the futuristic interfaces found on the show.
The upcoming AQUOS SH-06D doesn't have a feature where it stomps around Tokyo beating up aliens, but it does have an impressive 4.5-inch 720p screen, which is almost as good. With a 1.2Ghz dual-core OMAP 4460 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage and an 8 megapixel rear camera, it'll stand up to most of the high-end phones out there even without a direct neural operator interface. Unfortunately it's running Gingerbread, and will probably still be doing so when the special edition is released.
There's very little information about the Rebuild of Evangelion edition of the phone, beyond the NERV-themed backside you see above. The press release said that it'll include built-in content (read: video clips) and user interface elements designed by the film's production studio Khara to look like a fictional government-issued handset. NTT Docomo hasn't said how much it'll cost or when you can get it (the phone that it's based on won't be released for a while yet) but odds are astounding that this will never see the light of day outside Japan. That's okay, if it's faithful to the show it'll probably just call you mom at random intervals anyway. Hey HTC: can we get an LCARS-edition One X, please?
[via The Verge]