Video game brand Razer, which purchased sound organization THX a couple of months back in an offer to expand over media outlets, uncovered that it has acquired cell phone maker Nextbit.
The procurement of Nextbit, the startup behind the cloud-based Robin cell phone, additionally grows Razer’s business past software and hardware for the video game industry.
Razer Acquires Nextbit For Undisclosed Amount
In an entry on its official forums, Nextbit reported the purchase by Razer, which the startup states is a “rebel” like it, both sharing the need to push limits.
Nextbit will work as a free division inside Razer, with the unit to keep working on their attention on exceptional mobile design and experiences. The organization’s workforce of 30 workers will be consumed by Razer, and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said that future items that will be created by the unit will include the Nextbit label. The main distinction would be that Nextbit will be given a larger number of resources to work with than what it already had for the development of the Robin cell phone.
Nextbit CEO Tom Moss said that they will stay in San Francisco, however he didn’t give any clues on any up and coming items that the new Razer division is operating on.
The exchange was shut recently, however the monetary terms were not revealed. But, as indicated by sources, a good part of the arrangement was for equity.
What will happen to the Nextbit Robin?
Nextbit’s Android-controlled Robin, launched in the primary quarter of 2016 for $400, offered consumers a cell phone with suitable hardware specifications and intelligent cloud capacity. The gadget highlighted a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, and 3 GB of RAM, yet a CDMA form was wiped out after it was found to be difficult to make in addition to the primary GSM variant.
Sales of the cell phone have since been suspended through Nextbit’s authentic channels. The purchase by Razer does not imply that the Robin will at the end of the day be available to be purchased, as Min affirmed that the gadget has been discontinued.
But current Robin users will still have the capacity to enjoy warranties for the following six months and will keep getting security patches and software updates until February 2018. Nextbit will be launching the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Robin, which will be followed after by battery enhancements that the startup guaranteed for the cell phone.