When Nextbit revealed that it would offer a Verizon-friendly version of its Robin smartphone, it said that it was looking into a Sprint model but that adding Sprint support would complicate things a bit. Apparently there are lots of Sprint folks that want a Robin, though, because Nextbit has gone through the effort to make the device work on the Now Network, too.
Nextbit today announced that the Robin will work on Sprint as well. The previously Verizon-friendly version will now also work on Sprint, and as a result, that version is now just the CDMA version. Anyone that’s already backed a Robin will now be able to choose either a GSM model for AT&T, T-Mobile, and international use, or a CDMA version that’ll work on Verizon and Sprint.
The news of a CDMA version of the Nextbit Robin that works on Verizon and Sprint is big. As I’ve said before, we typically only see GSM versions of these types of smartphones that come from smaller manufacturers because it can be a lot more work to bake in CDMA support. Apparently Nextbit found that a lot of Verizon and Sprint customers want a Robin, though, enough so that it was worth the effort to add support for both carriers to the Robin. That’s great, and it’s great to see Nextbit listen to its fans.
In other Nextbit Robin news, Nextbit has shared a photo that shows what goodies will be inside of the Robin’s box. There’s a teal quick charger with the Nextbit logo, a charging cable, and a SIM eject pin that’s in the shape of a Nextbit logo.