From just being a gaming peripherals maker, Razer has now venture into many segments within the industry including gaming laptops with critically acclaimed Blade series and virtual reality through its OSVR effort. The company has now expanded its portfolio by acquiring the smartphone maker, Nextbit.
While Nextbit might not be a household name at the moment, the company attracted the industry attention by unveiling its Robin smartphone in 2015 which is said to never run out of storage. This was made possible through the usage of 100GB cloud storage that comes with each Robin although the smartphone itself does carry 32GB on internal storage which is considerably good enough.
Meanwhile, Razer didn’t reveal how much it paid to acquire Nextbit but it has stated that the smartphone company will continue to be run as a separate entity. According Tom Moss, the co-founder and CEO of Nextbit, the new entity will be focusing on “unique mobile design and experiences”.
At the same time, Nextbit also mentioned that it has stopped selling Robin and related accessories through its official channels although we noticed that they can still be obtained from Nextbit’s official website. For existing owners of the phone, don’t worry – Nextbit will continue to provide update and patches for Robin until February 2018.