CDMA version of cloud-centric Nextbit Robin is delayed until April

CDMA version of cloud-centric Nextbit Robin is delayed until April
Earlier this month, we told you that the GSM version of the Nextbit Robin would ship starting on February 16th. The device comes with 100GB of cloud-based storage. Rarely used apps and pictures not viewed often are backed up and sent automatically to the cloud. Whenever you need one of those apps or pictures back on your phone, it comes down from the cloud with a single tap. And your apps and photos are also backed up automatically when the phone is plugged in and on Wi-Fi.

The CDMA version of the handset, which will be available for Verizon and Sprint users, has been delayed. Today, Nextbit revealed that this version of the phone will probably start shipping in early April. The phone will cost $399, the same price as the GSM model. Accessories include screen protectors, Quick Chargers and protective cases.

The reason for the delay in delivering the CDMA model is simple. Nextbit didn't contemplate producing such a model until it saw the amazing response it had to its Kickstarter campaign. As it turns out, the Robin is perfect for those who like to customize their phone. It ships with an unlocked bootloader and open source drivers allowing users to install CyanogenMod or other ROMs without losing the device's warranty.

The Nextbit Robin will carry a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen, with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 808 SoC is under the hood carrying a hexa-core CPU, and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native memory, and the aforementioned 100GB of cloud based storage. The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with PDAF, and there is a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. A 2680mAh battery keeps the generators humming, and there is support for Quick Charging. A fingerprint scanner is on board.


The device is offered in two colors, Mint and Midnight. If you're looking for a smartphone that comes from somewhere off the beaten path, the Nextbit Robin just might be for you. Click on the sourcelink if you are interested.


source: Nextbit via AndroidCentral

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5 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It still hasn't made a big hype to attract crowds like Xiaomi.

2. Rafishant

Posts: 395; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

What are you talking about???? Xiaomi sold over 75 million handset last year, while Nextbit has less than 5K order. Nextbit collected barely $2 million in a crowdfunding, on the other hand, Xiaomi market cap is over $30 billion. You are comaring a droplet with a river.

3. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

why can't they just make cdma/gsm compatible phones like the nexusx, moto x, and iphone. this should be a standard feature for all future devices. specs don't matter, compatiblity is the more important

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 836; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Agreed. This would make it way easier to push phones out for EVERYONE.

5. Nabil111

Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

It would only make sense to me to do it that way, but there must've been some constraint that forced them to build 2 discrete phones instead of one global device.

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