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Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea. The experiment was a success.In just two weeks, I built an email list of 565 subscribers without having an actual website. Then, I reached out to a handful of those subscribers and pre-sold 12 copies of a book that didn't even exist yet, all in less than 30 days. I wrote about the experiment in real-time with in-depth weekly updates, successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, right here in my validation challenge. Today, I want to share with you the five most effect…

Nextbit Robin Launched in India


  • It bears 32GB of inbuilt storage, apart from 100GB cloud storage.
  • It is powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC.
  • It will be exclusively available via Flipkart in India.

The Nextbit Robin cloud-based Android smartphone has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 19,999. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart starting Monday. 
The Nexbit Robin sports pretty decent hardware at its price, and addresses the limited storage issue in smartphones with a cloud-based storage solution. One of the unique features of the handset is it can automatically back up photos and other data that haven't been used recently to the cloud to free up space on the device.
It features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by Qualcomm's hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of inbuilt storage which is non-expandable. The Nextbit Robin comes with 100GB of free cloud storage space. The device also comes with a fingerprint sensor.
Other features of the Nextbit Robin include a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2680mAh battery, and a USB Type-C charging port. The single-SIM capable device supports LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and other connectivity options. On the software side, the device will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset comes in two colour variants: Mint and Midnight.
Speaking on the occasion, Tom Moss, CEO and Co-Founder Nextbit, said, "India is home to the second largest smartphone market in the world and it's hard to ignore. Robin's premium design and performance are a natural fit for such a demanding market. Our commitment to fast OS updates and our unique smart storage is perfect for people who constantly want more from their phone."
Shankar Parasaram, Head of India Operations for Nextbit Systems, added, "We are very excited to introduce Robin to the India market. With a unique combination of premium design, smart storage with 100 GB online space and near stock Android experience, we can connect with the aspirational values of Indian users, while addressing storage limitations so many of us have experienced.
Key specifications of Nextbit Robin:
ModelNextbit Robin
Display5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shield
OSAndroid Marshmallow based custom Nexbit OS
Processor64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core (ARM Cortex-A57 dual-core + ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core) CPU
GPUAdreno 418
Storage32GB (in-built) and 100GB cloud storage
  • Main: 13MP camera with dual-tone flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 5MP camera
Battery2,680mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology
Add-onsFingerprint sensor, single SIM slot (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), USB Type C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), dual-front speakers with dual-amplifiers
Dimensions149.0 x 72.0 x 7.0 mm
ColoursMint and Midnight
PriceRs. 19,999

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దిల్లీ: భారత మార్కెట్లోకి మరో స్మార్ట్‌ఫోన్‌ బ్రాండ్‌ వచ్చేసింది. అమెరికాకు చెందిన నెక్ట్స్‌బిట్‌ అనే సంస్థ రాబిన్‌ పేరుతో ఓ స్మార్ట్‌ఫోన్‌ను విడుదల చేసింది. ఈ ఆండ్రాయిడ్‌ స్మార్ట్‌ఫోన్‌లో క్లౌడ్‌ స్టోరేజ్‌ ఫీచర్‌ ప్రత్యేకం. అంటే.. ఫోన్‌ మెమొరీలో చాలాకాలంపాటు ఉన్న ఫొటోలు, ఇతర డేటాను ఆటోమేటిక్‌గా క్లౌడ్‌లో స్టోర్‌ చేస్తుంది. అలా.. ఈ ఫోన్‌లో 100జీబీ క్లౌడ్‌ స్టోరేజ్‌ స్పేస్‌ ఉంటుందని నెక్ట్స్‌బిట్‌ తెలిపింది. దీని ధర రూ. 19,999గా నిర్ణయించింది. ప్రముఖ ఈ-కామర్స్‌ పోర్టల్‌ ఫ్లిప్‌కార్ట్‌లో ఈ ఫోన్లు వినియోగదారులకు అందుబాటులో ఉండనున్నాయి.

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