Nextbit received quite a lot of coverage when they released their own smartphone last year. Called the Robin, it was an affordable phone with some unique features.
One of the most interesting of those features is that it has built-in cloud backup on the device, allowing it to automatically backup the content from your phone to the cloud.
Today Nextbit announced that the Robin will no longer be sold as the company is being acquired by Razer.
They have said that they will honor warranties for the next six months, and they will release security updates for the Robin until February 2018, however, they will be ceasing sales of the device in order to create new stuff at Razer.
We don’t know what they will be doing at Razer particularly, however, a short blog post on the Nextbit community page did reveal a little more:
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.
It’s certainly an interesting acquisition from Razer, who have previously tried to enter the mobile space with their own tablets but failed. With this acquisition, we expect that Razer might launch some more compelling mobile options, and possibly bring that cloud storage focus from the Robin to their other devices.
As we learn more in the future we will be sure to let you know.