In celebration to the 15th anniversary of the globally popular anime/manga series One Piece, NTT Docomo will be releasing the N-02E ONE PIECE smartphone on December 21, 2012. It’s a limited edition Android smartphone that is packed with exclusive One Piece themed apps and other digital treats.

Worldwide fans of popular manga/anime series One Piece may be excited to see what this new smartphone by NTT Docomo has to offer. The N-02E ONE PIECE is a special, exclusive, limited edition Android 4.0 smartphone that celebrates the 15th anniversary of the well beloved series. The development of the phone model is made possible by the collaboration of the franchise itself, and of course NTT Docomo.

The outer design of the phone features a wood-like retro-gadget design, with a scribble of the Straw Hat Pirates symbol at the back. The smartphone isn't just about externals though, as it has One Piece-themed apps that are exclusive to the device. For example, there's a very simple fighting game app that features the character Zorro as a playable character. The Nami app provides weather updates, and the Nico Robin app gives the user with an entire database on the development of the series' storyline.

They have even provided a short external background story in One Piece as to how the phone came to be, to add a tiny bit of element of immersion for the owners of the unit. The story will be available as a short animation sequence, which will be saved by default on the device.

For its specifications, the N-02E ONE PIECE has a 1.5 Ghz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space. Support for microSDHC cards is available, and its screen is a 4.0-inch 800×480 WVGA display. Battery has a maximum capacity of 1720 mAh. Its dimensions are set at 64 x 124 x 11.9 mm, and it weighs 147 grams.

A total of 50,000 of the N-02E ONE PIECE units will be on sale, with 1,500 of it available at the NTT Docomo's online shop. It will be available on December 21, 2012, most likely on an NTT Docomo contract.

Source: Androwire (JP), Kakaku (JP)