We just found out what that “something special” was that Pebble promised for CES. A couple of weeks ago, we got wind that they were working on a Pebble Appstore, and they just announced that it will open by the end of January. Up until now, users have gone to third party sites to find their apps, but the new Appstore is going to make things a lot easier since everything will be in one place. They will also include categories such as Daily Living, Remote Controls, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Sports & Fitness and Watchfaces. Developers who want to be part of the opening will need to submit their apps by January 9.
Pebble also announced the Pebble Steel, which is the same Pebble watch, but a more premium version. How does forged and CNC machined stainless steel sound? Add in Gorilla Glass and antifingerprint coating, and you have a really nice watch. It will come in either Brushed Stainless or Black Matte. Both models will come with two bands, a matching metal band and a black leather strap. You can order your very own Pebble Steel starting today at getpebble.com for $249, which includes free shipping.