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When it comes to attracting pledges and attention from Android and iOS users everywhere, it’s hard to call the Pebble smartwatch anything other than a massive success. The idea of a smartwatch with its own apps and the ability to connect to a smartphone through Bluetooth is certainly compelling enough. While an official release date has yet to be settled on, Pebble has recently posted a video demo of the smartphone UI to its Kickstarter page in order to generate some new excitement for the watch’s user interface.

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If you were planning to show off your pre-ordered Pebble smartwatch to friends and family by September, you’d better have a back-up plan. The shipment for Kickstarter’s golden project has been pushed back from its initial September date. The delay is likely due to overwhelming orders for the E-Ink watch. As explained on Pebble’s Kickstarter page, the team initially only expect to manufacture 1,000 Pebbles before they launched the project on Kickstarter. To go from that number to producing over 85,000 units of the smartwatch is no easy feat to accomplish. While the team also said that they are “sticking pretty…

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Over the past months, we’ve seen a slow but steady stream of smartwatches appearing on the market. Some of the more recent ones that we reported on are the Sony Smartwatch, which runs the full Android OS, and the yet to be released Pebble smartwatch, which is designed to function as a companion to your smartphone, via Bluetooth. Both the Sony Smartwatch and the Pebble go for $150 or less. Now the Motorola MOTOACTV smartwatch, which was released last year along the Droid RAZR, is getting a $100 price cut from the original $250. The new $149 price tag should…

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Is it time for smartwatches yet? And are smartwatches something that the mass-market will be interested in? This is a question that Pebble, Sony, Motorola and others are trying to answer. So far, the Pebble smartwatch has got a lot of attention, being the biggest project on Kickstarter ever. The figures speak for themselves – $10 million raised within a month (way beyond the initial $100,000 target) and 85,000 pre-orders. The difference between Pebble and Sony’s Smartwatch is Sony is trying to cram the full Android experience into a 1.5-inch screen. But you can’t really enjoy playing Angry Birds on such a…

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The maker of Pebble smartwatch is on a mission to secure as much funding as the start-up company possibly can on Kickstarter. With such an overwhelming support shown by backers and future owners, it seems very likely that those who have pre-ordered Pebble will get the e-ink watch on time in September. And what’s even better is that the Pebble Smartwatch will now come with Bluetooth 4.0. The decision to include Bluetooth 4.0 is a logical one, seeing that it consumes less energy compared to the previous iteration. Obvious benefits include better battery life, and will improve the battery life…

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In a world where start-up companies seem to be the stuff of dreams, it’s refreshing to see one company absolutely take off like a rocketship, and rally support from both investors, potential consumers, and app developers alike. With many never seeing their idea make it to the drawing board, let alone the production stage, Pebble’s Smartwatch is a product that appears to be, for all intents and purposes, something that could generate some serious demand. The company behind Pebble smartwatch has successfully raised more than $8 million so far, getting them closer to the goal of shipping out the first…