Today I got my hot little hands on the spanking new email-only device, the Peek, and couldn't be more stoked.
Today I got my hot little hands on the spanking new email-only device, the Peek, and couldn't be more stoked. It immediately appealed to an unconventional, less-is-more side of me. The Peek does email, and only email — but it does it well.
Debuting in a few weeks at Target stores and GetPeek.com for $99, the device is directed at the person who doesn't want or need a smartphone — or the contracts that accompany them. In fact, there's no contract for the Peek because it will run on T-Mobile's network for a $20-per-month flat fee.
The Peek's creators make it clear that they didn't design the device for the hardcore techie, considering many of us have phones that already provide email access. They do aim to please consumers who have a basic phone that works just fine but want to stay connected to email. As they told me, it "doesn't complicate what you've already got." I need my iPhone apps and web browsing capabilities, but I empathize with the goal.
For my first thoughts on the Peek's form and functionality, just read more