Google IO 2016 Coverage

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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AT&T, Sprint are shipping the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge early


Just like T-Mobile started doing last week, AT&T and Sprint are shipping the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge out to customers early.

The official release date for the two phones is March 11, but these three carriers see no harm in delivering Samsung’s flagship almost two weeks before that date. All carriers and retailers only started accepting pre-orders on February 23. That means really has gone to work in producing nearly two million units.