The Nexbit Robin was Kickstarted back in 2015 and was a major success, easily surpassing its funding goals. Behind the company and the Robin, with its "integrated cloud (Android) OS", was an ex HTC exec, a couple of ex-Google employees, and Foxconn manufacturing muscle.
Today HEXUS has received an email carrying the news that Nextbit has become part of the Razer family. Following the acquisition "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." Those who are users of the Kickstarted Robin phone might be relieved to hear that "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".
From the other side of the equation Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan, shared his vision regarding the deal. Mr Tan started by saying that "Nextbit is one of the most exciting companies in the mobile space." He went on to say how Razer's track record of industry disruption has seen it "dominate categories with longstanding incumbents" and this strategy can be applied to growing business in new areas - which we assume will be the mobile industry.