Nextbit has announced that it has been acquired by Razer. The announcement was made by the company via its official community but did not reveal any financial details regarding the acquisition.
Nextbit is known for its first and only smartphone Robin which is also referred as the cloud-centric smartphone. It also boasts of sporting a unique design and software approach along with free 100GB cloud storage for every user. The phone came into the spotlight as part of a Kickstarter campaign where Nextbit raised over $1 million as compared to the goal of only $500,000.
During the announcement, Nextbit said that it will continue to work as an independent division under the wings of Razer. And even though it has already stopped selling Robin and accessories via its store, the company will continue to honor the warranty for next six months. It even assured of fulfilling the promise it made which was to provide Robin users with software updates and patches until February 2018. It means if you own a Nextbit Robin, you don’t have to worry about missing out on software updates.
Nextbit has not commented on what exactly it would be doing post acquisition. It can either be something along the lines of Robin or something completely different and new. This acquisition might also mean the gaming accessory giant Razer is planning to expand its hardware business and venture into smartphones and tablets. But for the time being, we will have to wait for the time when things will be made more clear by any of the two companies.