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Verizon and Sprint customers won’t be getting a Nextbit Robin


In September, Nextbit really surprised everyone by announcing that, yes, a CDMA model of the Robin would be made for use on Verizon and Sprint’s networks. The company, despite only just coming onto the scene as a small player in the mobile industry, believed it could serve a segment often overlooked because of their carriers’ inferior technology. While the Robin began shipping to Kickstarter backers on February 16, problems were ahead for the CDMA model. Nextbit was forced to delay the CDMA model of the Robin because of “a number” of uncontrollable factors. And now there’s even worse news than a delay.

Nextbit CEO Tim Moss announced today Verizon and Sprint customers will not get to enjoy the Robin for themselves. The phone’s CDMA model has been canceled.

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