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Pebble: We’ll ship January 23

Pebble: We’ll ship January 23

Pebble has kicked off its first ever press conference, and the smartwatch company has opened with the first thing Kickstarter supporters wanted to hear: a ship date. The watch has gone into mass production, the company has confirmed, and will begin shipping out to preorder customers from January 23.

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Pebble tips CES 2013 event: “It’s (almost) Time”

Pebble tips CES 2013 event: “It’s (almost) Time”

For those of you that worked with the KickStarter for the device known as the Pebble Watch, you've been waiting perhaps a bit longer than you expected you would to actually see a final product in your hands. Today the folks responsible for the Pebble Watch project have made it clear that they'll be hosting a CES 2013 even that will - quite likely, but no promises - reveal the watch at last.

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Pebble smartwatch adds color option as backers asked for ship details

Pebble smartwatch adds color option as backers asked for ship details

Shipments of the Pebble smart watch are close at hand, with the $10m Kickstarter project inviting backers to pick their watch color - with a new option added in for good measure - and register a shipping address. The project, which sold out back in May, now offers the Bluetooth connected watch in black, white, red, orange, or grey, with those who originally backed the cheapest black version able to upgrade for $15.

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Pebble Kickstarter smartwatch UI video delivered

Pebble Kickstarter smartwatch UI video delivered

This week the folks behind the $10 million dollar Kickstarter funded smartwatch project Pebble has been updated to include a user interface video demo. This device will be released with full connectivity to iPhone and Android devices via Bluetooth and works with e-paper for easy reading and any lighting situation interactivity. You'll be able to play music, check emails, see notifications, and check the weather and time as well.

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OUYA’s millions: Kickstarter and the lure of the rumor-mill

OUYA’s millions: Kickstarter and the lure of the rumor-mill

It may not be Pebble's $10m, but with OUYA's $8m Kickstarter has its newest standard-bearer, and around sixty thousand sets of eyes turn to the mailbox for the promised early-2013 deliveries. It's a surprising degree of patience - however ill-suffered - considering the short-shrift we give most products, software updates or even just the regular postal service if they dare to make us wait. Immediate gratification is arguably at odds with today's trends, but there's another angle that makes Kickstarter so appealing: it's the rumor-mill we can buy into.

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Pebble smartwatch won’t make September ship date

Pebble smartwatch won’t make September ship date

The Pebble smartwatch caused quite a stir across the internets when it was announced, breaking Kickstarter records and ultimately reaching $10.2 million in funding. The original goal was to create 1,000 Pebble watches and have them delivered to customers into September, but the company behind the watch has warned of delays thanks to the sheer demand. Full production is now planned for 85,000 watches, but ramping up for that kind of volume will mean Kickstarters will have to wait a bit longer to get their wares.

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