Pebble smart watch shipping to Kickstarter backers on January 23rd

Pebble promised some news during its CES press event today, and it's now confirmed that, after a series of delays, the smart watch will finally begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on January 23rd. That includes some 85,000 orders in all, which will apparently take six to eight weeks to fulfil as it's now looking at a production rate of about 15,000 units per week. The company will then begin fulfilling non-Kickstarter pre-orders after that. Eager for a closer look at what's in store if you ordered? You can find our hands-on look at the finished device right here.

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Live from Pebble's CES 2013 press event!