We’re not embarrassed to say it out loud – we all have geeky moments and we’re having one right now. What about? Only the announcement of a Star Wars themed smartphone! This limited edition handset has been designed to resemble everyone’s favourite small, round Astromech Droid companion, R2-D2.
The white exterior and special graphics really make it look like a smartphone-shaped R2-D2. But that’s not all as it even comes with R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, just like the toys everyone used to have, so this is a smartphone that you could really play with. On top of that, the phone also has wallpapers, a customised Star Wars clock widget and a “Best of R2-D2″ video featuring original music from the cantina. Super-fans who decide to buy their own mobile R2-D2 can pay a small top-up charge to download even more wallpapers, galleries and trivia challenges.
Does this sound too good to be true? Here’s the bad news – it’s only available in the US at the moment, but we will keep a sharp eye on it coming to the UK. In the meantime, we’re having daydreams about our other favourite movie characters being turned into mobiles. Admittedly, robotic characters do lend themselves best to this sort of treatment, but we’re hoping for a Doc Brown, ‘Back To The Future’ smartphone…
Would you like an R2-D2 smartphone? Perhaps you preferred C3PO? Let us know in the comments.