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    It takes a lot of work to make a smartphone compatible with as many carriers as possible, and when you're an upstart firm just getting ready to release your first phone, all too often that means making some sacrifices. So when we learned that the crowdfunded Nextbit Robin wasn't just going to push beyond GSM-only compatibility and give supporters the option for a CDMA model that worked with Verizon, but also one that would operate on Sprint, it was definitely cause to be excited. Now it's nearly time for the first Robin handsets to ship out to backers, and that group was supposed to also ...

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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    A full four months after its initial announcement, and roughly 75 days on the back of its public pre-order kickoff, the “rebellious” Nextbit Robin phone made a surprise appearance at CES 2016 in Las Vegas to remind the world shipping will begin soon, at least for super-early Kickstarter adopters. On the whole, the ambitious concept behind the cloud-first device has obviously not changed, and its clutter-free design is doubled by essentially unlimited storage to bring you an Android like no other. Compared to last fall however, Robin seems to have graduated from sidekick to full-blown ...

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    Why must all good things come to an end? More importantly, why must they end before we get to truly appreciate them? Case in point, the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It feels like it only started yesterday. Because, well, it technically did. But as always, the vast majority of high-profile exhibitors hurried to take the wraps off their shiny new gadgets in the days leading up to the expo’s formal kick-off. And now here we are, still roughly 24 hours away from the official conclusion of CES 2016, already knowing the party’s over. Nonetheless, Day 4 (technically, Day 2) of ...

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    Pre-orders for the Nextbit Robin -- the cloud-first smartphone -- have opened on October 22, 2015. Those who wanted to get their hands on the smartphone had to cough up $399, and be very patient until February of this year (next month), when their orders will be shipped. The situation isn't much better when it comes to those who have initially backed the project on Kickstarter. At CES 2016, the company's chief designer Scott Croyle revealed that February 16 is the date when the Nextbit Robin will ship out to its first 1,000 backers. However, according to The Verge, the phone has been ...

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    Nextbit introduced the Robin smartphone back in September as part of a crowdfunding project, spinning the tale of an affordable, powerful, cloud-friendly handset and inviting shoppers to pledge their money in the hopes of making this dream a reality. Interest has exploded since then, and we've seen Nextbit repeatedly up the ante as it made Robin available to more and more potential users, coming out with CDMA support. The crowdfunding may be over, but you've still got the chance to pre-order the phone ahead of its February arrival. If you do so now – and we mean right friggin' now – ...

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    Missed out on Nextbit Robin’s exciting Kickstarter campaign and the early bird $300 and $350 prices, but still want to lend a hand to the materialization of the “cloud-first” phone? Then prepare to cough up $399, and wait until at least February 2016 to have the thing shipped. Without a doubt, the main claim to fame here is the promise you’ll never run out of storage space, as the “smarter than smart” Robin automatically pushes to the cloud any data it feels you’re not actually using. Fret not though, as nothing is ever lost either, and you’ll always be able to access or ...

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    Nextbit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today's mobile technology, or at least that's how Nextbit describes itself. The device the company is peddling is called "robin", and it promises to be a superphone that lives in the cloud. Let me pause for a moment while you "ooh" and "ahh" over all the buzz words and promises. M'kay, ya done now? Good. Let's move on. Nexbit, at the core, is a crowdsourced phone maker - just like Yotaphone, Fairphone, and others. Yotaphone Yotaphone fell flat on its face, at least here in the United States. Backers who supported ...

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    Does the Nextbit Robin have what it takes to become the next OnePlus One, giving shoppers a real alternative to smartphones coming from the larger manufacturing behemoths? We should start finding out early next year, when the Robin first becomes available to supporters who backed Nextbit's Kickstarter efforts. Initially announced for GSM-based networks only, last week we saw reservations get started for a CDMA-friendly variant of the Robin. Problem was, it only boasted compatibility with Verizon's network, leaving loyal Sprint fans behind. In a new announcement today, Nextbit rights that ...

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    Update: Now with more silicon than ever. Hey, do me a favor? Next time you go on down to the Piggly Wiggly, see if they've got them there tablet six packs? I won't have 'em all, I promise; I just want a couple for the road. Yep, things got a little craaaaaazy in mobile technology this week. In the midst of our comprehensive Moto X Pure Edition review and a boatload of hands-ons from CTIA in Las Vegas, we've seen Nextbit announce a cloud-based smartphone, Apple allow an ad blocker into the App Store, and Amazon release, yes, tablet six-packs. And on top of all that, we've got some ...

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    Early this month, just before all the hubbub of IFA, we witnessed the launch of an Android smartphone from a new player with an interesting story behind it, as Nextbit unveiled its Robin handset. With a custom cloud-focused Android build, some solid hardware, and an affordable crowd-funded price tag, there were ample reasons to pay attention to the Robin, but not everyone who might be interested in the smartphone was able able to get on board. At least, while the phone debuted with some broad LTE support, it didn't have CDMA coverage, making it a non-starter for users on Sprint or Verizon. ...

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    In today’s sea of flat slabs, it’s hard to deny that even though today’s smartphones are very capable products, they aren’t really smart about learning more about its user. Nextbit is a new smartphone company that intends to change that, and we were recently invited to learn more. Nextbit has already garnered a lot of fame for a ton of reasons over the last couple of weeks. To start, its leadership team is composed by some of the genius minds that made Android what it is today, and that made HTC famous for design. Second is the fact that the company’s Nextbit Robin kickstarter ...

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    So far, so good for Nextbit. Make that "goody good" as of this post because its Kickstarter fund for the Robin smartphone has attained nearly double the original goal of $500,000. And after a rousing unveiling during IFA and a further fleshing of the details at CTIA, we're looking at an interesting development that could set this crowdfunded phone apart from others like YotaPhone, Fairphone and others. In an update to their Kickstarter page, the project team said they were looking into, but not confirming that they are building a version of Robin supporting Verizon and Sprint, the US's ...

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    On the company's website, we learn that "Nextbit is a small band of rebels who want to free people from the limits of today’s mobile technology." It's a new company formed to try to attack the smartphone market from a different angle since the market seems kind of boring these days. Everyone just keeps releasing phones and user experiences that copy each other even if what everyone else is doing makes no sense at all. All smartphones out there are currently just a rectangular touch screen with a grid of app icons that launch something when you tap them. Sometimes the screen size ...

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    Mobile technology can be a very unpredictable business, and if not you can ask former market leaders like Palm and Motorola how that whole leadership period went. Complete unknowns to the smartphone business like Apple are at the top of their game, and newbies like OnePlus continue to make headlines with their affordable flagships. You'd think that it would be too crazy for any startup to enter this rollercoaster, but facts prove otherwise. We've kept a close eye at Nextbit for more than a year. This company formed by former Apple, Google, HTC and Amazon employees has been trying to jump ...

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    OnePlus was the start-up talk of the town last year. A company backed by some veterans from the early times of Android could become that talk of the town for 2015. After a few months of development silence, it looks like Nextbit is back for a bite at the Android smartphone market. You can hit up the work-in-progress site at the source link below. Hints of branding pop up through the site, looking for potential customers who want the "NEXT NOW." Nextbit is also looking for some major staff positions including Product Manager and Software Engineer. In 2014, the company took an $18 ...

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    Is there any real mystery left in smartphones? We've got all these companies teasing their IFA announcements, and while many aren't outright announcing new products already (except you, LG – you're a kook), they're pretty much doing everything but. And while there's still a lot of uncertainty around products like the new iPhones, few of us are doubting that the phones themselves exist. How about some news that's quite a bit more open-ended? We've got just the thing, as there's something going on right now between Cyanogen and Nextbit, but no one seems to have a good idea of just what ...

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    As technology enthusiasts, we're always looking for the next big thing. Sometimes it will arrive from out the blue to surprise us, while other times we're able to get it on our radar early and follow its development. One that's getting a lot of attention this week is an upstart called Nextbit, due both to the pedigree of its employees, and the $18 million in funding it was just able to put together. But there's one big question hanging over Nextbit: just what does it do? Here's what we know: Nextbit was founded by Tom Moss, who has served two separate stints at Google, and the team he's ...

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