Nextbit to Offer CDMA Version of Robin Smartphone
Nextbit today said it plans to make a CDMA version of its Robin smartphone available via Kickstarter beginning Sept. 18. The first 300 units will be available for $299, after which the price will jump to $349. Nextbit says the CDMA phone will run on Verizon's network in the U.S. Nextbit also said it will kick off a color contest today at 2p.m. eastern. The contest will allow Kickstarter backers to propose colors for the device. Nextbit will later put the five most popular choices to vote. The Robin is an Android smartphone that manages storage through close ties to the cloud. It is not expected to ship until the first quarter of 2016.
Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin
Nextbit announced the Robin last year, but the company is using CES 2016 to re-introduce the phone just ahead of its launch. This phone focuses on optimizing on-board storage using the cloud.
Review: Nextbit Robin
Nextbit hopes the Robin will convince people to jump into the cloud feet first. This Android smartphone prioritizes which apps and files get to stay on the phone, and which are relegated to Nextbit's servers.
Nextbit Delivers Promised Update to Robin Smartphone, Drops the Mic on New Ringtones
Nextbit said its planned system update for the Robin smartphone will begin going out over the air today. The update pushes the operating system to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and includes the April security update, and tweaks to the camera, processor, and sound drivers.
Nextbit Accepting Preorders for the Robin
Nextbit has opened up preorders for those interested in its forthcoming Robin smartphone. The phone was initially offered via Kickstarter for $299/$349.
Nextbit Introduces Robin, a Phone That Makes the Cloud Smart
Nexbit today revealed the Robin, an Android smartphone that intelligently uses the cloud to help manage storage space on the fly. The handset includes 32 GB of "offline" storage and 100 GB of "online" storage.