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Pebble is preparing to ship out their first 500 watches today. The initial deliveries will be made to the 85,000+ users who backed the project on Kickstarter.

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We’ve all seen the awesomeness that is Project Glass. A pair glasses with a HUD that shows you pretty much everything about anything. Google recently patented a smartwatch that may have that very same technology built in. It’ll have a flip open piece that’ll give you the same kind of information, except you wear this on your wrist.

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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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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…