Nextbit Drops Robin Price to $299 for Everyone
Jun 20, 2016, 1:27 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Nextbit today said it has dropped the price of the Robin smartphone to $299 on its web site. The phone normally sells for $399, but has been available to U.S. buyers for $299 from Amazon.com. The price change on Nextbit.com means anyone — including those who live overseas — can buy the Robin at the reduced $299 price point. Shipping is included for free.
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.
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.
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