Undoubtedly the biggest online success story we watched unfold in 2012, Pebble Technology – (creators of the Bluetooth-enabled “Pebble” smartwatch for both Android and iOS smartphones, which managed to achieve a level of crowd-sourced funding for the idea like nothing else the internet had ever seen previously) – will later today take to the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, to announce something “Big.”
According to the reader poll we ran just a week ago, which asked you to guess what the company may have up its sleeve, 83-percent of you are expecting that “something” to be the official announcement of a final ship date for the product. This compared to a further 17-percent of you who believe the announcement later today will somehow relate to new vendor deals for Pebble.
Meanwhile, in a separate poll we ran alongside the first, 57-percent of you responded that you are expecting the company will officially announce a “buy-out” from Apple at the event, with a further 43-percent pinning their hopes on the announcement of new API support.
The announcement will take place on January 9 – (that’s today, for us here in the UK) – at 9:00AM PST, and will see the company live-stream the event to the project’s original Kickstarter backers – (and indeed, the world) – via this page.
We know how confusing timezones can be sometimes — so, here’s a full list of the kick-off times for Pebble’s live streamed event, scheduled to begin in approximately 13 hours and 40 minutes.
We’ll be sure to post news covering whatever it is the company does announce during the special event on our frontpage, shortly after the event concludes. Stay tuned.