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No more Nextbit Robin CDMA for Verizon and Sprint users

Nextbit Robin smartphone CDMA variant no longer coming to Verizon or Sprint
Nextbit Robin
A few months after unveiling that a CDMA-capable Robin smartphone is heading for the US via Verizon and Sprint, Nextbit reveals that this is not going to happen anymore.

Nextbit decided to launch a CDMA variant of its crowdfunded Android handset known as Robin after starting the 30-days long Kickstarter campaign behind it. Unfortunately, the initial expectations were too high, and it looks like Nextbit Robin is not going to show up in the US offering CDMA support anytime soon. 

According to a letter sent by Nextbit CEO Tom Moss to the backers of this handset, "at this point, we think it is better to cancel this version rather than continue to try and make progress with no clear answers to offer regarding when we would actually be able to ship."

Those who already backed the CDMA Robin will get a full refund by the end of the week and will also receive a 25% discount code for the GSM-certified variant. Even better, these codes can be passed to family or friends. We can only hope that both Verizon and Sprint will get the CDMA-enabled Robin some day in the future.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-17 (Update: 2016-03-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.