Colour display Pebble leaked ahead of official launch date

The countdown's nearly over but has Pebble already revealed its new smartwatch?
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We told you last week that Pebble has got a mystery timer going on its website, counting down to 24 February and hopefully a shiny, new Pebble smartwatch.

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And now, thanks to Pebble itself (and a bit of digging from 9to5Google) it looks like we've been treated to a sneaky first look.

This looks to be the biggest update on the original Kickstarter device so far for the smartwatch company. A render of the new Pebble was found located on the company's own domain, and appears to confirm the rumours that the next-gen smartwatch will sport a colour e-paper display.

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If the details are correct, the new Pebble will be both wider and thinner than the original but it will remain non-touchscreen with physical buttons either side of the screen. We're sure Pebble fans won't be too bothered about that, especially as a similar 5 - 7 day battery life is also on the cards.

Just weeks ago, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky hinted at both new Pebble devices and a completely revamped software platform for 2015. The smartwatch already offers a no-frills alternative to Android Wear and the new device, which will be iOS compatible, will no doubt be cheaper than the Apple Watch too.

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We haven't got too long to wait for official confirmation - the Pebble countdown ends at 3pm UK time on 24 February.

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