Nextbit's Robin Smartphone from KickStarter is Now on Pre-Order

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  1. dgstorm

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    For folks who were following the intriguing new "Robin" Android smartphone from Nextbit, you may now be faced with a quandary. The device is available for pre-order now. Over $1 Million dollars was raised by the Nextbit Kickstarter campaign, and now the final product is close to release.

    For $399 you get the Robin smartphone and charging adapter. A Quick Charge adapter is separate at $10. Here's a recap of specs:
    • 5.2-inch 1080p screen
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
    • 3 GB of RAM
    • 32 GB of internal storage
    As a reminder this project was spearheaded by former HTC execs and some of Google's original Android 1.0 team. If you choose to pre-order now, you will need to choose between Mint or Midnight colors for the phone, and you will also need to pick between GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile, international) or CDMA (Verizon & Sprint) network support. The final retail product likely won't ship until February next year. (Wow! That's a long pre-order period!)

    Here's the link to the pre-order: Robin. The smarter smartphone. - BackerKit
     
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    Yup. They enjoyed that 1mil though.
     
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    Virtually infinite space for apps using the cloud I think is a genius idea. It's not top of the line, but the specs are more than adequate!
     
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    How is it infinite space? Requires data and server space which isn't endless.
     
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    I said virtually infinite. Anything over 64GB is already overkill.
     
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    That's my point though. If you don't have a connection, you can't use your app or get the data.
     
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    Not to mention the data costs to upload & download data & apps...
     
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    Your app only gets pushed off your phone if it hasn't been used in a looong time AND you have run out of storage space on your phone. If you ever want that app back, just click on the app in your app drawer when on Wifi or your data connection. It's rather simple.
     
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    But if you need that app & don't have data or WiFi, you're SOL.
     
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    I mean, a lot is gonna ride on how intelligent their system is, but I'd much rather have the apps I chose to download & keep "just in case" available no matter how often I use them.

    If unlimited data was still a thing, it wouldn't be quite as big of a deal either add long as you have coverage.

    Storage keeps getting cheaper. While this is a clever idea, I don't believe that it's the answer.