The Nextbit Robin.
Remember Nextbit? The startup smartphone manufacturer that released the quirky Nextbit Robin a year ago? The company was just aquired by Razer, the PC gaming company.
Nextbit gets borged with the Razer color scheme. (credit: Razor)
In a forum posting, Nextbit said it would “operate as an independent division inside Razer” and would do “exactly what we’ve been doing all along, only bigger and better.” Razer’s co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, gave an interview to Techcrunch and indicated the Nextbit brand would be sticking around. Razer might not have a choice since Motorola’s “Razr” trademarks probably present a barrier to “Razer” branded smartphones.
Razer is halting sales of the Nextbit Robin, but promises to fulfill warranties for 6 more months and software updates through February 2018.
The Nextbit Robin came with 100GB of cloud storage, which was deeply integrated into the Android-based OS.
The Robin’s gimmick is that it would automatically upload and download apps and other data to Nextbits servers as needed.
There’s no word on what will happen to the servers now that Nextbit has been acquired.
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