Pebble, The Crowdfunded Smartwatch, Passes FCC En Route To Shipping
That whole "FCC clearance" thing is a chore unto itself, but it looks like the folks behind Pebble have at least cleared that hurdle. A new FCC report shows the smartwatch passing through its database, clearing its frequency tests and passing the requisite tests to get FCC certification in America. Usually when products clear FCC hurdles, it means that a launch on U.S. soil is imminent. This is typically the last major stepping stone before an item is cleared to hit shelves, or in this case, hit the mailboxes of the many, many people that funded this thing.
So, it may not have appeared in time for Santa, but hopefully it'll arrive in early Q1 2013. Better late than never, right?