Nextbit Robin begins shipping to early Kickstarter backers on February 16

Igor Bonifacic

January 6, 2016 3:37pm

Robin, the cloud powered smartphone from Nextbit, a startup made up of high profile former Apple, Google and HTC employees, is set to ship to early Kickstarter backers on February 16th, according to an announcement the company made at CES 2016 today.

The $299 USD smartphone made its debut on Kickstarter this past September and quickly raised more than $1 million through the crowdfunding website. The promise of an Android phone with something new to offer clicked with Kickstarter’s community of backers. Each Robin comes with 100GB of included cloud storage and modifies Android’s base to allow it to intelligently take advantage of that space.

Nextbit also shared a couple of snaps taken with the smartphone’s camera, which can be seen below.

Nextbit Robin

Where you one of the more 3,500 backers that pledged support for the up-and-coming Android OEM? Tell us in the comments section below.

  • blzd

    I’m looking forward to seeing what people think of this fairly unique device next month.

    I considered backing a Nextbit Robbin instead of buying a Nexus 5x as it actually has slightly better specs (3GB of RAM) while costing less money. However in the end I didn’t feel like waiting until February and a new OEM is always risky where as a Nexus device is a safe bet with full software and hardware support.

    • Mo Dabbas

      When I wanted to buy one Canadians were supposed to pay 60 or so more for some reason (don’t recall the exact amount of extra money to pay). so technically you’re paying more than 300 for it. I would still pick a nexus. LG is already tested for it’s hardware with nexus phones. on the other hand, this company is still a question mark when it comes to reliability and all

    • bebe

      I think the reason for that was shipping, total for mine was something like 449 after taxes, and that was even thought I managed to get the first early bird round.

    • blzd

      Not bad at all, I paid just over $600 CDN after taxes and shipping for my 5x 2 months back.

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  • Nick Bransford

    Now we wait for mobile data caps to catch up with the increasing amount of cloud-based services and devices… The cloud is great, until you get a text saying you’ve used 90% of your monthly data.

    • Moosen

      Even with a good data plan you’ll still go over, that’s why you set this puppy to sync over wifi while knowing to keep the apps you use most locally.

  • Philosoraptor

    “Where you one of the more 3,500 backers that pledged support for the up-and-coming Android OEM? Tell us in the comments section below.”

    Where is your editor? See what I did there? )

    • Mo Dabbas

      lol. good one

  • Mo Dabbas

    right in time when the next generation of devices are coming out.

  • Victor Creed

    Is it really cheaper for a company to maintain 100+GB every month for its users as opposed to just offering 128gb storage options?

  • Sean Cooke

    Excited to get mine. Adding a phone myself was the only way to get a new phone and keep my 6 gig plan. The phone should be awesome
    The cloud backup is a bonus.