At the beginning of this month developers of the new Pebble Smartwatch which was successfully funded with $15 million via the Kickstarter crowd souring website, announced that they would be revealing “big news” at CES this week.
Standing by their promise CEO Eric Migicovsky has now revealed that the first Pebble Smartwatches will start shipping to Kickstarter customers on January 23rd 2013. However, not all of the 85,000 orders for the watches will be filled out right away, and production is currently at 15,000 watches a week.
After all of the Kickstarter orders have been fulfilled, Pebble will then continue manufacturing watches and fulfill the orders that have been placed via their website.
CEO Eric Migicovsky explained why the Pebble Smartwatch was delayed from its initial and second proposed launch dates “the Smartwatch’s overwhelming Kickstarter success. The project originally set a goal for raising only $100K dollars,” and Migicovsky apparently only planned on making around 2,000 units in the Bay Area, a little way off the 85,000+ units that were placed.
With regards future development of the Pebble Smartwatch, Migicovsky is now working with developers creating applications for the Pebble Smart Watch explaining to The Verge. “We’re pretty confident that we’ve got the hardware right, down pat,”- “Now it’s just up to us to make sure that we’re updating and continuing to publish updates on the software side.” As soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Source: Toms Hardware
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