Nextbit have officially announced that they will offer a red color variant of the Robin, dubbed 'Ember' to highlight the burning hot color of summer. Likened to the flames of a beach bonfire flickering against the backdrop of the dark of night at the end of a long summer day, the Ember model of the Robin was designed to embody those colors, with a "deep-black" color applied to the back and sides of the phone while the end caps and buttons are drenched in bright red. Nextbit teased the new red model of the phone earlier this month on their official Twitter page, but it also made a not so subtle appearance in their Facebook Live video stream that same day.
As expected, the Ember color of the Robin will cost $299 just like the other two colors and it's available as of now, but what may not have been expected is that Nextbit only made a limited number of these colors, so those who want them will want to hop on them fast as they won't be producing more of them after the stock runs out. Consumers who are interested in the Ember color of the Robin will be able to buy it through Nextbit's website only, which means there will be no opportunity to pick it up through Amazon or other online retailers. Things will be a little bit different in India as Nextbit does not distribute devices through their website in this region, and instead will be selling a portion of the Ember models in India through Flipkart which handles the rest of their Robin distribution as well, with sales of the Ember color going live on Flipkart next week.
Alongside the vibrant, dashing new color of their very first and so far only device, Nextbit have also announced some details of their August update of the software that is to be sent out to Robin owners, which will allow users to archive videos that they have stored on the internal storage of the phone. If users need to create more space on their phone, they'll now be able to send unwatched videos to smart storage just like they were already able to do with photos, and they won't have to worry about forgetting the video was ever there as a thumbnail will remain in the camera roll at all times. This updated software will only be sent out to beta testers, however, being part of the beta is something that is open to all Robin owners, they need only apply to be a part of the beta program to get access. Although Nextbit has not given a date, they did mention that once this new software feature is stable enough, they'll move it beyond just beta access and roll the update out to users who are not a part of the beta as well.