Although it may or may not have the same taste for fine wine or human flesh as its big brother, NEC's new PaPeRo-mini companion bot nonetheless retains all the wacky interactivity and adorable visage that made the original PaPeRo so popular among the Japanese schoolgirl crowd. Unfortunately NEC seemed more concerned with showing off the new audio conversation module powering P-mini's personality than laying out specs for the little guy himself, so all we really know about this possible-prototype is that it stands 250 millimeters tall and weighs 2.5 kilograms, as opposed to the larger model's 385-millimeter height and 5-kilogram weight. So yeah, until they stuff this one with some blogging software to help us kick out these posts, color us unimpressed.

[Via Impress]