Reply to post: Re: No support or warranties, threat of it turning into a dumbwatch

Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

billdehaan

Re: No support or warranties, threat of it turning into a dumbwatch

You mean, is it legal to go out of business?

This is being reported as "Fitbit bought Pebble", but from what I'm reading, that's not exactly the case. Fitbit has bought some of the Pebble intellectual property, and is hiring some of the company's staff, but it's not a merger or acquisition; the Pebble company is ceasing operations. So, obviously, they won't be supporting any warranties.

Since Fitbit just bought some of the company's assets, and not the company itself, it's not obligated to support warranties, either. Especially since the explicitly excluded purchasing the hardware.

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