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Nextbit’s Robin Cloud Smartphone Now Available to Order

February 18, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Nextbit just sent us a quick note to let us know that their web store is now up and running. Allowing customers to order their Nextbit Robin starting at $399. They also noted that supplies are limited right now, with about 3,000 to 6,000 units available. Nextbit also has a slew of accessories on sale including three different case designs, screen protectors, wall chargers and even custom USB cables. The Robin is available in two variants, there’s a GSM model and a CDMA model. If you’re using T-Mobile or AT&T you’ll want to grab the GSM model. However if you’re on Sprint or Verizon you’ll want the CDMA model. They are the same price as well.

The Nextbit Robin caught a lot of attention last year when it was announced, mostly due to the fact that it will “never run out of storage”. How can that be? It does have 32GB of storage on board. But you also get 100GB of cloud storage, which the Nextbit will transfer data between the cloud for you, automatically. This includes removing apps that you haven’t used in quite some time, if you decide you want to use that app, just tap the icon and it’ll be downloaded again nice and quick. It’ll save your data for that app as well, so you won’t need to worry about logging in once again. In theory, it should work pretty well, we have yet to actually use the Robin for an extended amount of time, however.

On the spec sheet, we’re looking at a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display along with Gorilla Glass 4. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM. As mentioned already, there’s 32GB of storage along with 100GB of cloud storage, and there’s no microSD card slot on this one. Nextbit has a 13-megapixel camera around the back with a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. It’s also future proof, somewhat, with USB Type C, a fingerprint reader as well as Quick Charge 2.0. Specs here aren’t that spectacular, especially when we see what’s coming next week at Mobile World Congress. However the real selling point here is the cloud storage capability. Now that the Robin is getting ready to ship out to everyone, it’ll be interesting to see how users like these cloud features.