[CEATEC 09] This avatar is DoCoMo’s upgraded version of the Office Assistant (paper clip), except that it is indeed much cooler. DoCoMo hopes that for some users, it will become something like a virtual friend, providing advice and sometimes, conversation. It will relay all the system messages like battery alert, but it can also read and understand the contact of your emails (how much, I don’t know). For example, if you send an SMS saying to a friend which says that you’re tired, your virtual friend will say something about getting some rest. It doesn’t hug yet.
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