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  • The founder of the Pebble smartwatch has been working on “a little side project.”
  • That side project is a messaging device called the Beepberry.
  • The Beepberry is currently up for pre-order for $99 or $79 with or without a Raspberry Pi Zero W respectively.

It’s been a while since we last heard from the founder of the Pebble smartwatch. Last we heard, Eric Migicovsky was working on building a small Android phone. But it looks like that’s not stopping him from taking on side projects. The latest device from Migicovsky appears to be a strange computing device for messaging.

In a Twitter thread, Migicovsky revealed his latest invention called the Beepberry. The bizarre little gadget consists of a mini-touchpad, a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and a Sharp Memory LCD 400 x 240 screen — the same type of screen found on programming calculators. It also features a backlit BlackBerry Classic keyboard that still has the logo.