Nextbit has just announced that it’s been acquired by gaming laptop company Razer.

Razer has acquired the majority of the assets of Nextbit Systems Inc., and is bringing onboard the management and employees of the company. No specific financial details have been disclosed at this point, and the deal officially closed on Friday, January 27, 2017.

You’re probably wondering what this all means for the Nextbit Robin and for the future of the company. Tom Moss, CEO and co-founder of Nextbit, explained in a blog post that the company has indeed stopped selling the Robin smartphone and all accessories through its official channels, and that they’ll continue to fulfill warranties for 6 more months. Nextbit Robin devices will also continue to receive software updates and security patches through February 2018.

See also:

Nextbit Robin review

February 18, 2016

“[Razer are] rebels like us, they speak from the heart, and they share our need to push boundaries,” says Moss. “Nextbit will operate as an independent division inside Razer, focused on unique mobile design and experiences. To put it simply, we’ll be doing exactly what we’ve been doing all along, only bigger and better.”

Moss has yet to comment on any new products that are coming down the pipeline.

This news comes just a few months after Razer acquired THX, the popular film audio company. Now it looks like the gaming laptop company is going on somewhat of a shopping spree, and that might be great news for Nextbit.

Jimmy Westenberg
Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.
  • Ethan Campbell

    As long as we don’t end up with another Pebble, I’m fine with that. They haven’t announced any hardware recently except for a custom headphone build they endorsed.

  • ilirto

    Hoping the next Robin includes a GTX 1060

    • Jerónimo Stupenengo

      Or chroma lighting

      • Howard Tseng

        First RGB phone coming soon

  • Jerónimo Stupenengo

    Upcoming chroma phone

  • Armand Bernard

    Razerphone when? It’s gotta have multicoloured LEDs all along its side that sync with your keyboard and mouse.

    • Jerónimo Stupenengo

      Who wouldn’t love to have that?

  • Nash

    as a Robin user, this worries, and excites me. please don’t end up like pebble please….

    • I have used Razer products for years now, and they generally do a good job.

  • DieFanboyDie

    geez, talk about a riced out phone

  • Treavor Barnhart

    yaasssss I want a Nextbit Stealth 🙌

  • HotSauce GD

    Nextbit Razer Chroma Blackwidow stealth with cherryMX keys on the stock keyboard