Nearly Human - Elfoid

Japanese researchers, in collaboration with Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro have invented ELFOID, a mobile phone in shape of a human being.
The phone incorporates a speaker in the head of the device and a light-emitting diode in its chest which turns blue when the phone is in use and red when it is in standby mode.
The creepy elfoid handset is designed to add an element of realism to long-distance communication by recreating the physical presence of a remote user.
(from Designboom)