CLOUDYWITHA CHANCEOFROBINS

The Robin Smart­phone is Tak­ing to Kick­starter to Be Made Real

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT -

With the smart­phone mar­ket al­ready ex­tremely sat­u­rated and its man­u­fac­tur­ing process and tech­nol­ogy be­com­ing in­creas­ingly eas­ier to ob­tain, it's not sur­pris­ing that mul­ti­ple start-ups have be­gun de­vel­op­ing their smart­phones. There­fore, it shouldn't come as a sur­prise when we tell you that a com­pany set up by for­mer mem­bers of Google's An­droid team have taken to the pop­u­lar crowd­fund­ing site, Kick­starter, in or­der to cre­ate an An­droid de­vice that makes full use of the cloud.

The phone in ques­tion is called the Robin, and from the looks of the phone's de­sign, the com­pany isn't try­ing to score any brownie points in the de­sign depart­ment. That be­ing said, the phone does ac­tu­ally look good with the pas­tel color and retro-mod­ern de­sign that the com­pany was go­ing for. The in­side of the phone shows off a Snap­dragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB in­ter­nal mem­ory, a 13MP rear cam­era, and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing 5MP front-fac­ing cam­era. The selling point of the Robin, how­ever, is the free 100GB of online stor­age that the com­pany will be giv­ing away to those who pledged a min­i­mum of US$349 (ap­prox. RM1,509).

At the time of writ­ing, the pro­ject re­ceived a fund­ing of a lit­tle more than US$900,000 (ap­prox. RM3.89 mil­lion), far sur­pass­ing its orig­i­nal fund­ing goal of US$500,000 (ap­prox. 2.16 mil­lion). The Robin is ex­pected to ship out as early as next year.

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OC­TO­BER 2015

Meet the Robin, a smart­phone that comes with 100GB of free online stor­age.

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