Friday, 8 January 2016

Nextbit Robin smartphone to ship February 16 onwards

Mobile and accessory maker Nextbit has announced that its cloud-centric smartphone Robin has been scheduled to be shipped on February 16 to the 1,000 backers of its Kickstarter project.

The company had made the smartphone available for pre-orders in October. It is to be noted that the company is only shipping out the GSM version and CDMA-version will follow later.

Called the first "cloud phone," Robin takes a backup and stores everything (apps and data) in the cloud. The smartphone comes with 32G storage and extra 100GB in the cloud.

In other specs, the smartphone features a 5.2-inch LCD screen with a 1080x1920p resolution. It is powered by a hexa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 coupled with 3GB RAM. The Android-based sports a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera.

In terms of connectivity, the smartphone comes with USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GPS and is powered by a 2,680mAh battery.

It also features dual front-facing speakers, fingerprint sensor and quick charge support.

Nextbit was founded by former Google employees Tom Moss and Mike Chan, who worked with the Android team. The company's chief product and design officer is Scott Croyle, an ex-HTC designer who led the team behind the company's One M7, M8 and Evo phones.

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