The folks at Peek have been featured here on Gadling ever since we brought you one of the first ever reviews of this mobile all-you-can-eat email device. In fact, we were so impressed with the little emailer, that it was featured as one of our top 25 products of 2008.
A couple of things changed in Peek world in 2009 – most notably, the introduction of their faster Peek Pronto. But it appears they are keeping the best for the end of the year with a dedicated Twittering Peek.
The first photos of this device leaked out last week (Peek isn’t good at keeping a secret), but the first official leak comes from Amazon.com.
TwitterPeek is priced at $99.95, and comes with 6 months of service. After that, each month is just $7.95.
To be honest, this sounds like one hell of a deal, and Peek did two things right here – they priced it right, and they jumped on the Twitter traction. Twitter is hot, and an $8 mobile Twitter device is going to be a huge hit – it wouldn’t surprise me to find this under the tree at many households this holiday season. Normally, getting Twitter on the go requires a decent smartphone and a pricey data plan.
An official announcement from Peek will probably follow later today, but if you can’t wait, Amazon is more than willing to accept your orders right now.
With the Pronto, Peek took their award winning device (Wired crowned them “favorite gadget of the year” in 2008), and added a bunch of really cool new features, but you’ll need to watch the short video clip posted after the jump to learn just what those new features are.
For your very own chance at winning a Peek Pronto with 12 months of included service, tell us just one of the new features added to the Peek Pronto.
Peek is the contract-free all you can email and text handheld device, and was featured as one of our “best travel products of 2008“. Service is just $19.95 a month, and works with most popular email providers.
For a chance to win, all you need to do is answer the following question:
What is the official color name of the red Peek? (Hint: go to www.getpeek.com for the answer).
Peek is a handheld wireless email device that offers access to your email anywhere in the US. The device does not require a long term contract, and service is just $19.95 a month.
To help you stay in touch with your loved ones, Peek has a special Valentines day deal – buy one Peek, and get one free. All you have to do to take advantage of this deal, is purchase a Peek on Amazon, and add a second one to your cart. The final price will reflect a promotional discount of $79.99, the price of the second Peek.
Included with the Peek is a MicroUSB charger, battery pack and a quick start guide. The Peek setup wizard will have your email up and running in a matter of minutes.
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Well, that was fast. Peek (the $80 personal email device) was just featured in our top 20 best travel products of 2008, and they have already worked hard on making the device even better.
Dan Morel, the “chief Peek Geek” recently asked Peek users for some features they’d love to see on their devices. Text messaging was apparently one of the most requested features, because that has just been added to the Peek service.
Starting today, Peek users can send unlimited (US) text messages directly from their device by entering the phone number of the recipient in the “to” field.
Peek also added image attachment viewing with support for most popular image formats.
The image viewing feature was in my opinion long overdue, but the ability to send unlimited text messages for the same monthly rate ($19.95) is very attractive, and will probably help boost their Christmas sales even more. The device itself is still on sale for just $79.95 (till the end of the year).
You can read more about the new features on the Peek boards.