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News Bytegenerated more than $10 million in preorders on Kickstarter last year, finally has a ship date: The company says it will go out Jan. 23, and that all 85,000 backers should receive their watches within six to eight weeks. The $150 Pebble is compatible with iPhone and Android, using Bluetooth to send alerts from smartphone to watch, and includes magnetic compass-like technology as well as light sensors.
News BytePebble Smartwatch revealed today that it will miss its original launch date of September. The team did not set a new target, but noted on its Kickstarter page that “our current schedule has us on track to go from manufacturing zero to 15,000 Pebbles per week as soon as possible.” The Pebble Smartwatch features an e-ink screen and displays information from iPhone and Android smartphones. The project raised $10 million in pledges, breaking a funding record for Kickstarter.
News Byteone day early — and the company’s new lineup of E-ink devices will ship tomorrow — a full six days early. But how many of them have been sold? Amazon declines to say, as usual. In press releases, Amazon Kindle VP Dave Limp goes so far as to say that the Fire is Amazon’s bestselling item across the site, and that it is building millions more than planned. Meanwhile, sales of E-ink Kindles are “more than double any previous Kindle launch,” Limp added.