In news which will probably arrive as music to the ears of those still waiting to get their hands on the product, Pebble Technology – (the company behind the e-paper and bluetooth-enabled “Pebble” smartwatch designed for both iOS and Android devices) – has announced this afternoon that the wrist device will soon be available to buy in stores across the United States.
In a statement issued by Pebble’s CEO, Eric Migicovsky noted that it has been “so rewarding to see and share the great things [the firm's] early backers and development partners have done with Pebble already.” “Their work,” Migicovsky says, “and our evolving app ecosystem has kept demand very high.”
“Best Buy’s partnership with us is a big step towards meeting that demand.”
According to the company, Pebble will be available to buy at Best Buy’s many brick-and-motar retail stores across the U.S, starting Sunday, July 7. Despite this, however, the device can already be seen in both “Cherry Red” and “Jet Black” on Best Buy’s official website.
The smartwatch is set to cost $149.99 at retail.
The device is listed as officially supporting Apple’s iPhone® 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and the iPod® touch, as well as “most” Android devices running OS 2.3 (or later).
Shipping of the product to customers will begin “soon,” according to BestBuy’s website. Meanwhile, 9to5Mac claims that it has heard that “Jet Black” models will begin shipping out of Best Buy’s warehouses, today — with the shipping of “Cherry Red” models set to follow – this August.
Head over to BestBuy.com to learn more about Pebble, today.
/ 9to5Mac (h/t)