GSM version of the cloud-centric Nextbit Robin handset is set to ship on February 16th

GSM version of the cloud-centric Nextbit Robin handset is set to ship on February 16th
The Nextbit Robin is a smartphone that stores unused apps and content in the cloud, sending them back to the phone when needed. The device comes with 32GB of native storage, and 100GB of cloud-based storage. The phone automatically backs up your photos and apps when you're connected to an outlet and Wi-Fi, although that default setting can be changed. Seldom used apps and rarely viewed photos are automatically removed from your handset, although they are backed up in the cloud and can be called back to earth with a single tap.

The company announced that the GSM version of the phone ordered by early adopters will be shipped the week of February 16th. There was a small delay while improvements were made to the firmware. The CDMA model for Verizon and Sprint customers has also been delayed, although there is no time schedule for those models to ship.

The Nextbit Robin features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.2-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood you will find the Snapdragon 808 chipset with a hexa-core CPU, and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. The 13MP rear-facing camera uses Phase Detection Auto Focus to quickly get your shot set up, and the 5MP front-facing camera takes selfies and handles video chats. A fingerprint sensor is included and the unit offers dual front-facing stereo speakers. The 2680mAh battery can be charged quickly using the optional charger offered as an accessory for $10.

The phone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and GPS connectivity. It features a unique look and is just 7mm thin. The Nextbit Robin can be pre-ordered for $399, and color options include Mint and Midnight. Former HTC designer Scott Croyle, who worked on the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8) had a hand in its design. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss was one of the founding board members of Cyanogen, and other Nextbitters worked on Android at Google.

If you are interested in pre-ordering the phone and accessories, click on the sourcelink.



source: Nextbit (1), (2) via Engadget

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3 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Interesting idea, but I wouldn't want my phone to look like a Fisher‑Price toy.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Sure bud.

3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1264; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Battery is really really tiny for a cloud first smartphone, IMHO

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