Nextbit Robin opens pre-orders to all at $400 in GSM and CDMA versions
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 “recover” content literally floating up in the air.
Designed by the man behind the HTC One series to stand out with simplicity, blockiness and premium build materials, Batman’s sidekick falls short of the killer specs of some of its costliest flagship rivals. But at $400, it offers plenty of raw power, courtesy of a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, a sharp 5.2-inch Full HD screen, respectable 13MP rear camera, generous 3GB RAM, fingerprint recognition, rapid charging capabilities, and USB Type-C connectivity.
The ambitious startup manufacturer founded by a seasoned troop of industry veterans also moved fast to get the Robin authenticated on Verizon in addition to Sprint, plus GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.
You can order either model in snazzy mint (read green) or midnight (aka black) paint jobs, and beginning February, Nextbit will deliver the “rebellious” phone in and outside USA. Stateside, you’ll only pay $25 for shipping, while in Australia, Canada or China you’re asked to add between $30 and $50 on top of the $400 MSRP.