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This is probably the next Pebble smartwatch
An image found of Pebble’s website may give us the first glimpse at the company’s new smartwatch.
Last week, 9to5Mac reported that the new Pebble would feature a color e-ink screen, a slimmer profile, an improved processor, and the same 7-day battery life as the original Pebble. Now the same site unearthed an image hosted on Pebble’s website that may show us the actual device.
Looking at the image, we see that Pebble streamlined the industrial design of the new device, which features a slightly larger screen framed by bulky bezels, as well as redesigned buttons that are grouped closer together. We can’t tell for sure from the image, but the screen (non-touch) seems to be relatively low-res. The screen shows black, white, and yellow bits, but it’s likely that more colors will be supported. What we can’t see from the image is how thick the new device is, though truth be told, thickness wasn’t a real issue on the original Pebble or Pebble Steel.
The new Pebble is expected to run a completely revamped OS that supports Android Wear apps. The device will reportedly cost the same as Pebble Steel ($199), and Pebble may try to repeat its crowdfunding success with another run on Kickstarter. An official announcement could come in about 24 hours.
There’s a good chance we’re looking at the real deal here, though we’ll wait for the official launch for confirmation. Also, Pebble could be revealing more than one device tomorrow, and this may be the lower-end plastic model. Keep it tuned.