Nextbit, which began life as a secretive software startup focused
on a cloud-based tool that allowed you to move files and settings
between Android devices, has shifted gears into hardware and
intends to launch its own smartphone. The company, which boasts
Google Ventures as a backer, Android veterans Tom Moss and Mike
Chan and former HTC design chief Scott Croyle, plans to unveil its
smartphone on September 1, Moss said in an interview.
“It’s going to be friggin’ awesome,” said Moss, the chief
executive of Nextbit.
Good luck with that.
I toss that line out sarcastically every few weeks, but this time I mean it both ways. I really do hope they shake up the phone market and succeed. But I think their chances are between slim and none.