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Peek Expanding to Low-Cost Smartphones and Other Connected Devices in 2011. #peek

  • December 19, 2010 9:23 pm

While we tend to cater more towards the mid to high-end cellular market, the truth of the matter is that there is still a massive demand for lower-end smartphones and less complex connected devices. Take for example, the data-only Peek. It’s not a phone and it’s not a web browsing device. In fact, when the device was first launched in late 2007, the only supported feature on its monochrome screen was email. By this years introduction of the Peek9, weather, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook and several other bits of information have been thrown into the mix as well as a full-color display. With the Peek 9 encroaching ever further into the world that smartphones typically cater to, can it and the company survive?

Peek Pronto brings more speed, more mail, less color.

  • March 24, 2009 6:55 am

If you are the type of person that needs mobiel email and only mobile email, the Peek was your latest answer. It provided support for up to two email accounts and at one point you had the option to buy it outright without ever having to pay monthly usage charges. Not all was perfect however as the two email account limit was a turn off for some. For others the devices not so speedy operation was the deterance. If the first Peek wasn’t enough to woo you over, the good folks at Peek have something new to tickle your fancy…the Peek Pronto. What is the Peek Pronto? It is the Peek on steroids *mild steroids* mind you as the updates are minor though greatly welcomed.

Peek available without monthly bill…Today Only!

  • January 16, 2009 10:13 am

 

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If you have been on the fence about whether or not to pick up the “Peek”, an email only device but have been held back by t he $20/month price of admission, today is your day.  The Peek is being offered at $299 that covers the “lifetime data usage”.  Certainly a pretty cool idea, however on a device that seems out of place.  I’m sure there are people out there who all they want is mobile email, which is what the Peek does, however, with more and more phones becoming email capable, the idea and market for the Peek looks bleek.

 

Source: Crunchgear

Is the “Peek” really worth it?

  • September 10, 2008 9:40 pm

Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer

 

The “Peek” is a self proclaimed “back to basics” email device.  It lacks features such as a calendar, address book, browser, and basically…everything.  All it does is email, like good ‘ol blackberries used to do.  The makers of the Peek shun the “feature bloat” that many smartphones have today.  They take the approach of “less is more”….to the extreme less side.

 

All jokes aside, the peek does its main purpose in life fairly well.  However, it isn’t without imperfections.  For instance, the processor seems a bit slow as navigating the device coupled with the somewhat cumbersome UI make doing even the simple task of sending an email a several minute task.  On top of that, refreshing the inbox also garnered mixed reviews as Peter Svensson of AP reports that “it would take several minutes for the inbox to refresh, sometimes longer” making a “chat” like experience through email all but impossible.  

In the day of smartphones packed to the gills with “features” and with the new class of “feature phones” emerging, the Peek stands alone in its little corner of the world.  Unfortunately for the Peek, its one feature, the feature that has the developers entire attention, falls short. At $99 for the device itself and $20/month for the experience of mobile email it isn’t exactly cheap. The price combined with the rather ho-hum email function, will keep the Peek mainly appealling to the more mature generation, or those new to the world of mobile email.

 

 

sources: Peter Svensson, AP Technology writer; Newsvine