Cloud-First Nextbit 'Robin' Smartphone Kickstarter Funded

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mrc0516

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In reality, taking the Kickstarter approach is safer for the backers than other crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo. If the Kickstarter doesn't raise 100% of the goal dollars, the Principal gets nothing. Others allow for distribution of any and all monies raised whether the program fails or not. Personally, I'm far more concerned about the cloud storage aspect. Your, "excess stuff" is stored on Nextbit's OWN servers! How secure are these? What happens to my stuff if Nextbit goes belly-up or fails to pay the electric bill? Finally, do I have to sign MY rights to MY stuff away like other cloud storage solutions (with the exception of Dropbox)?
 
how is this a good idea? i understand if you have wifi connected to your phone its not a problem but considering how expensive data plans are with the cloud only used for storage you will run out of data pretty quickly
 

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Anyone that remembers the Sidekick/Danger/Microsoft fiasco from a few years knows that could based storage is a dangerous proposition. Not to mention the recent lost of Google Drive data because of lighting strike.
 

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all but useless if you leave a city, this cloud crap is only useful if you have a constant high speed connection. but it still doesn't compare to having it on hand.
 
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