Razer CEO confirms gaming & entertainment oriented device for this year


We’ve been hearing rumors for a while now that Razer is working on a gaming-oriented smart device after it acquired Nextbit Robin earlier this year. Nextbit had a pretty amazing pedigree, as it was founded by former employees of HTC, Google, and Motorola. The Nextbit Robin’s unique “gimmick” allowed media and apps to be offloaded to the cloud so users would “never run out of space.”

Now in a new interview with CNBC, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan confirms his company has been working on a mobile device that is “specifically geared toward gamers and entertainment.” Further into the interview, Tan says that he hopes to have the device ready by the end of the year.

This isn’t Razer’s first foray into the world of smart devices aimed at gamers, though. The Razer SwitchBlade was a concept mobile device that included a set of programmable keys that could be tailored to any game.

The SwitchBlade was never intended to see the light of day as a production unit, but rather a concept for Razer to base new devices on. It’s likely that they’ve acquired the remains of Nextbit Robin to create a mobile device that’s more oriented toward streaming games like this on the go. What do you think? Would you be interested in getting a phone that’s dedicated to gaming?


Writer, gamer, and classical music whistler. I have an undying love of indie games and unique apps.

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