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Pebble E-Paper Watch concept attracts two million dollars of interest

imageYou may or may not have heard of Kickstarter; for those who haven’t, it’s a website where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas on the internet, looking for funding to take those ideas into commercial production. Many successful projects have turned into worldwide hits such as the Lunatik iPod nano watch case, but the Pebble watch threatens to send even that into the background, as it is currently the highest funded project ever by over half a million dollars. Despite setting out for a target of $100,000, they surpassed that in well under 48 hours and are now sitting at a cool two million, still with 35 days to go.

The Pebble watch was born out of Palo Alto, which carries on from their previous product, the inPulse, and is similar to the MOTOACTV or Sony Smart Watch. Of course, the Pebble does the expected smartwatch things – it connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone via Bluetooth 2.1, alerting you via the vibrating motor to new texts, email, calls etc.

The Pebble promises two key differences however which drastically improves the practicality of using a smartwatch on a daily basis. The first is the E-Ink display – not only is it very readable in sunlight, it is also super power efficient, allowing a claimed 7+ days of battery life. The second is the open nature of the software – a free SDK allows anyone to develop and distribute their own watch faces and apps for the Pebble such as everything from a simple stopwatch to a GPS powered Golf Rangefinder.

This all sounds mighty exciting to me, and you can join myself and the other 14,383 (and counting) backers and their $2,000,053 (and counting) by pledging cash here in return for a black, white, or red Pebble watch (or a hundred!) due for delivery in September.



Post by: Vince

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Upgrade your BlackBerry and get money for your old one

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Yes, you read that right. If you were not aware you can in fact get money for your old BlackBerry when you upgrade to a new one.

All the details can be found on the BlackBerry UK website. It is just a case of filling in the information consisting of what BlackBerry Smartphone you currently have and which you wish to upgrade to and you will be given a trade in price. 

With ten different devices on sale here in the UK (excluding the Porsche Design P’9981) there is an option for everyone so you may as well take advantage of the offer.

If you are interested head on over to the BlackBerry site. You can find a shortcut to the trade up FAQ’s here.


Posted by: James

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Three now stocking the Samsung Galaxy Y


If you are in the market for a small, compact, budget Android smartphone then the Samsung Galaxy Y is a little beauty.

The Galaxy Y is a stylish, compact smartphone that’s lightweight and slim, weighing in at under 100 grams. It has a 3.0″ touch screen, and a fast processor which makes it great for playing games, switching quickly and effortlessly between apps and exploring the mobile internet. There’s also plenty of internal storage and a 2GB memory card for downloading photos and apps from Google Play.

Sylvia Chind, head of handsets at Three said: “The Samsung Galaxy Y is a great smartphone for people who want quality and style at an affordable price. Three’s Pay As You Go plans come with all-you-can-eat data so customers are free to enjoy everything the Samsung Galaxy Y has to offer without ever having to worry about how much they are using.”

Pay as you go customers can get the Samsung Galaxy Y for £79.99. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.

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