Nextbit Robin with Verizon Support on KickStarter Tomorrow


Nextbit’s upcoming Robin smartphone launched on KickStarter with a goal of $500,000 and quickly went over $1 million after loads of positive feedback from the Android community. The original launch of the phone was touted for the impressively clever use of Cloud Storage as an alternative to microSD expansion. The phone is able to offload information, including app data and app files to the cloud instead of storing locally. The idea sounds incredibly cool but it will be interesting how fast this process is in practice and if it is a viable alternative to local storage for those that need it.

When the Robin originally launched on KickStarter the phone was offered for $349 in an unlocked GSM variant. There was also a super-early bird deal where the first backers were able to get the phone preordered for $300. Today Nextbit announced that a CDMA version is going to be available on Kickstarter on September 18. Unfortunately the model will only support for Verizon, but it will once again be offered for $349, with early bird pricing of $300 for the first 300 backers. If you’re interested definitely hit the link below to put in your preorder tomorrow. I was undecided on this phone but I think I will try and snag one of the $300 specials tomorrow morning. Does the cloud-based idea sound good? Is it too good to be true? Hit me with your thoughts in the comments!

Source: Kickstarter

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"