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Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

As some of you may already know I tend to listen to Podcasts on the way to and from work (40 mins e/w) when I heard about this new watch. Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Andriod. Pebble looks to be huge, currently as a Kickstarter project here the goal was to reach $100,000 but is currently (at time of writing) upto a whopping $8,944,369 with nearly 60,000 backers !

So what is this watch ? Well basically its a smart watch which contains an ARM CPU internally, runs for approx 7 days on a full charge and contains an E-Ink display, like the ones you find on a Kindle reader and connects to either your iPhone or Andriod smartphone via Bluetooth. Not only do these watches look stunning but the ability to customise them and deliver new content via an iPhone app or SDK is what I found really attractive. So if you want to get this years hottest new IOS/Android gadget – you better pledge.

The project is to run for another 11 days after which the watch will be fully funded and will no doubt be going into production. it is expected backers will receive their watch(es) at about September this year. So what are you waiting for, get your Pebble pledges in now before the clock stops ticking ! (sorry couldn’t help myself).

 

iPhone 4S

So, no iPhone 5 but iPhone 4S – yes I also felt a little underwhelmed at first but when you think back to the 3G and 3GS this was no small update, ask anyone who ever used a 3G 🙂

Siri looks to be an awesome feature and will certainly help with emails and texts during my daily commutes, but seeing as I am currently using a 3GS – for me this is a huge up spec !

8MP camera, Siri, Dual Core A5, Retina Display the list goes on. The iPhone 4S will ship with IOS 5 as expected but I can’t help feel that Apple kind of forgot the usual ‘Devs get ready’ email and the 2 week submission window. GM seed is now out and an expected date of 12th October seems a little short compared to previous releases.

IOS 5 is quoted as having 200 new features, coupled with the Dual Core A5 I can’t help thinking this is going to be a fantastic marriage of hardware and software – but I can’t seem to shake the doubt that Apple are holding back for an iPhone 5 debut next year Q2 or something.

Anyway, the 3GS has served me well and it won’t be long before we see this old faithful drop off the glossy list of handsets once another unit is appended – just as once this exact fate existed for the 3G.