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    Razer acquires Nextbit, the Kickstarter mobile success

    Nextbit will "operate as an independent division," designing phones, experiences.
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    Re: Razer acquires Nextbit, the Kickstarter mobile success

    Can't be much of a success if Razer wound up buying them.

    The actual Nexbit device was genuinely interesting and a good attempt at something different but the mobile wars are over and anything attempting to disrupt it is doomed to failure. Especially anything that is an Android fork for a variety of reasons (security/updates etc), the Nexbit was Android but underneath a custom layer of a whole bunch of other stuff.

    Can't see an Android Razer phone being a huge draw, what with Microsoft's CPC (cellular PC) program kicking off at the end of the year, given Razers userbase a gaming focused CPC would make more sense.

    (CPC's arent meant to disrupt mobile but keep the PC's head above water so it isn't swept away by the mobile tide, by salvaging whats left of Windows Phone & rolling it into PC).

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    Re: Razer acquires Nextbit, the Kickstarter mobile success

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    Can't be much of a success if Razer wound up buying them.
    Not necessarily; Razer bought THX and I'd say they were a huge success, at least for a while.

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    Re: Razer acquires Nextbit, the Kickstarter mobile success

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato-2 View Post
    Can't be much of a success if Razer wound up buying them.
    They kept selling out run after run of them, IIRC. Going to Razer is a statement about fulfilling their sales potential. It's not a case of a manufacturer picking up a failing brand cheap.

    I hope that graphic on the main news page a mock-up though. This design sold on its simple prettiness. That ugly Razer logo would ruin it.

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    Re: Razer acquires Nextbit, the Kickstarter mobile success

    They need a better camera and battery on that phone

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