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Robin sports a design that's recognisable, so long as you're not on Sprint or Verizon. Photo: Nextbit

Two major carriers won’t get the instantly recognizable Robin smartphone. Photo: Nextbit

In a move that will come as a surprise to anybody who backed Nextbit’s successful crowdfunding campaign, the company has cancelled the CDMA version of its Robin smartphone.

Nextbit cited its inability to fully understand the costs involved with getting a smartphone onto Verizon’s and Sprint’s CDMA networks, as well as the lengthy approval process that would be required. Nextbit CEO Tom Moss said the company was simply “too optimistic, too bullish” when setting out on its CDMA journey.

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Are you getting your Galaxy S7 early? Photo: Samsung

T-Mobile isn’t the only carrier that’s ignoring Samsung’s official release date for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, it seems. AT&T and Sprint have also started shipping the new handsets early, and customers are expected to receive them very soon.


AT&T really wants your business. Photo: AT&T

AT&T wants you! So much so that the carrier is currently offering $650 per line when you switch from Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon and bring your number with you.

What’s more, if you buy one of the latest devices, you’ll get a second handset free.


Sprint is knocking $200 off the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy Note 5 when you trade in your old (but working) smartphone.

The offer reduces the price of the Galaxy S6 to just $9.76 a month, and the Note 5 to just $16.67 a month over 24 months. It can also be combined with Sprint’s half price deal for switchers coming from AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon.


Sprint isn’t satisfied with Verizon’s ballsy claims. Photo: Sprint

The war between mobile carriers in the U.S. continues to heat up and with the latest battle, it’s personal. Sprint came out with a new ad that directly targets Verizon’s from just a few weeks ago. Using big, colorful balls to symbolize network quality and performance, Sprint claims Verizon’s ad is rubbish and outdated while the yellow network is the true champion.

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