While walking through the BlackBerry booth at CES 2010 a short while ago I ran into the folks from Allerta. That's the start-up company out of Waterloo, Canada, that are working on the inPulse Smartwatch for BlackBerry Smartphones, or "BlackBerry Watch" as everybody undoubtedly refers to it as. The watch is still in development and they left their working prototypes back at home, but I tried on the shell quick to get a feel for it. Suffice to say, it looks and feels better than I expected. It's big, but not too big, and it's kind of funky. It fits with the look of today's sort of fashion watches. If it came with interchangeable straps or in a full metal strap version that could be pretty sweet. I'll be eager to get my hands on the real deal when they have it ready and put it through its paces. There's lots more to say but gotta keep this post short as I'm late for a meeting... stay tuned for more!

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