Razer buys smartphone manufacturer Nextbit

Razer, a leading brand for gamers, today announced that it has acquired Nextbit, the maker of the quirky Robin smartphone. Razer has mentioned that Nextbit will operate as a standalone business unit under its own management and apart from the ongoing business of its parent company. Since Razer mainly makes Windows-based gaming devices, there is a chance of Razer making Windows-based smartphone in the future.

“Nextbit is one of the most exciting companies in the mobile space,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Razer has a track record of disrupting industries where our technology and ability to design and innovate have allowed us to dominate categories with longstanding incumbents, such as the peripherals and laptop categories. With the talent that Nextbit brings to Razer, we look forward to unleashing more disruption and growing our business in new areas.”

“In order to reach a wider audience and continue our mission, we decided to join with a larger brand,” says Tom Moss, Nextbit Systems Inc. Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re lucky to have found a company in Razer that shares our value of pushing the boundaries of what our devices can do.”

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