MSN has this exclusive i-Buddy design for their instant message customers.Â The idea is providing a visual message when a new instant message arrives.Â Akihabara reports the i-Buddy will perform various motions when an new instant message arrives which corresponds to the emotion of the sender.Â Not sure how that works, but…
The i-Buddy connects via USB port and cable and stands about 3″ tall.Â I’m not clear about the details, but it seems you must be apart of the i-Buddy community to use the i-Buddy USB figure.Â All features provided by the i-Buddy Community are free of charge, exclusively to thoseÂ members. i-Buddy customers can login to express themselves through the innovative functions designed it.
Don’t get too excited for this IM buddy, as Japan will be the first to try it, before the i-Buddy community rolls out to other countries.
All major browsers are supported by i-Buddy.com, including Microsoft Internet Explorer 6/7, Mozilla Firefox 2, Safari 3 and Opera 9. However, to ensure maximum compatibility, we recommend users to use either Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+ or Mozilla Firefox 2.0+. Flash player is required to browse certain parts of i-Buddy.com
Source:Â Akihabara News.