If you like the concept of the Nextbit Robin but you were a little bummed that there is no support for CDMA networks like Verizon, fret not because the company has recently announced that they will be launching a Verizon model of the Robin which will be going up for sale tomorrow at 10am PT.
According to the company, “Starting at 10am Pacific tomorrow(Friday, Sept 18) we will offer a Verizon compatible Robin for only $299 to the first 300 backers. This sale will be limited to US backers only and is only for the Verizon version, not the currently available version.” So if a Verizon model was what you were hoping for, you might want to set an alarm for tomorrow.
Now for those who are hearing about the Nextbit Robin for the first time, this is a crowdfunded smartphone. One of its key selling points is the fact that it stores the majority of its content in the cloud. It will be smart enough to detect when files like apps or photos aren’t being used and will delete them from your phone, but will also keep a copy in the cloud so you can always access it again later.
In terms of specs, it’s not exactly a powerhouse but it is more than capable of getting the job done. It will feature a 5.2-inch IPS Full HD display, and under the hood a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset can be found. There will also be 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi, and it will also come with 100GB of free cloud storage alongside its default 32GB of onboard storage.