One of the big queries when it comes to Pebble is what does the future hold, since they are not a budding app startup we doubt Google or Facebook are looking to bid $1 billion to acquire the technology – realistically they need another killer hit to stay in business.
This is where the “something special” announcement may come into play, instead of Pebble being a one hit wonder, they add another iteration of the smartwatch and kick off their second generation, with a new design, interface and more functionality for app developers and users.
The second generation Pebble smartwatch would be a good way to open up their apps store as well, which is going to become available to third parties very soon. Pebble will use the iOS and Google Play apps store to gather unique smartwatch applications, increasing the overall usefulness of Pebble.
Of course, this is all speculation, Pebble may not be releasing new hardware, but now seems to be the time. Pebble has spent a year working on the smartwatch software and we are about ready to see the next generation smartwatch, to tackle the Galaxy Gear and the invading iWatch and Nexus Smartwatch.
What we wonder is if Pebble will be able to really go up against the big guns when the smartwatch market starts to kick-off. It reminds us a little of Palm, the company who worked on mobile phones when Apple and Google were just getting into the business and how easily they lost control of their company and ended up selling to HP, hopefully this doesn’t happen again.