Razer purchases Nextbit, will function as an independent division

It wasn't that long ago that Nextbit burst onto the smartphone scene with promises that it would build a phone that can get better with age. The Robin was an interesting device that offered a style unlike most others and a price that was tempting, but most importantly, it had a unique cloud platform that would automatically optimize the space on your device. While the deal happened before the weekend, it has now been uncovered that Robin has been purchased by gaming accessory maker Razer.

In the official release that was posted to Nextbit's website:

"Nextbit will operate as an independent division inside Razer, focused on unique mobile design and experiences. To put it simply, we’ll be doing exactly what we’ve been doing all along, only bigger and better."

The company went on to reiterate its strategy to support its customers:

"While we have stopped selling Robin and all accessories through our official channels, we are still dedicated to supporting all of you. We will continue to fulfill warranties for 6 more months. And as promised, we will continue to provide software updates and security patches through February 2018."

The post does not give us any details about future products coming from Nextbit, but with its first handset being released over a year ago, a refresh is certainly in order. Although the Robin has been sold out from its official channel for quite some time, you can still pick up the device from third-party websites like Amazon for quite a steal.

Source: Nextbit via The Verge

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