While we haven’t yet gotten our hands on the Nextbit Robin, it’s definitely a bit different than most of the other smartphone offerings we’ve seen this year. On top of its cloud-first features, the phone has also been popular for its design and price. Now, Nextbit has announced that the phone is supporting another carrier: Verizon.
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Verizon subscribers were left out of the original campaign, thanks to the fact that the Robin is — or, I guess, was — a GSM unlocked phone. That means that, until now, it was only going to be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States. Now, however, Nextbit says that it’s going to offer a Verizon-only flash sale starting tomorrow:
Because Verizon subscribers couldn’t participate in the Early Adopter reward tier, we’re doing something special for you: a Verizon only flash sale. Starting at 10am Pacific tomorrow(Friday, Sept 18) we will offer a Verizon compatible Robin for only $299 to the first 300 backers. This sale will be limited to US backers only and is only for the Verizon version, not the currently available version. Mark your calendars. Set your alarms.
Only the first 300 to press that “Back this Project” button and complete their orders will get a Verizon-compatible Robin. And, luckily for them, it’s going to be available at the same price that the phone was offered to early birds of the original version. You’ll be able to commit just $300 to get the phone, and it’s limited to just US backers.