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TwitterPeek gets reviewed, slated: sluggish & poorly featured

TwitterPeek gets reviewed, slated: sluggish & poorly featured

Should we be surprised that Peek's TwitterPeek messenger has pretty much fallen flat in its first review?  The dedicated Twitter messenger has been official for less than 24 hours, but already PC Mag have slated its speed and functionality, not to mention questioning its very purpose.  Among the TwitterPeek's flaws are poor displaying of messages and mediocre handling of user profiles.

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Microsoft’s Kin and the emergence of featurephone data tiers

Microsoft’s Kin and the emergence of featurephone data tiers

As I was in the middle of writing this month's column on Microsoft's Kin, SlashGear editor Chris Davies sent me a draft of Michael Gartenberg's column on... Microsoft's Kin. I was relieved to see that there wasn’t too much overlap; Michael’s column is on the Kin’s target market, and I’m focusing on changing carrier pricing structures. I agree with Michael’s premise: there is pent up demand for a social network appliance, and the TwitterPeek ain't it. My problem with the Kin is that we haven’t been given the critical piece of information that will determine whether it will be a success: data pricing.

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Peek tease “really, truly big stuff” incoming

Peek tease “really, truly big stuff” incoming

Peek's dedicated email device has a growing band of dedicated followers, who prize its simplicity above "jack of all trades" smartphones, and now the company is planning its next assault.  In a new blog post (where they also admit they're running a little tight on cash) the company reveals it's working on what's tongue-in-cheek described as Project Big Stuff, something they're billing as far more impressive than lifetime subscriptions.

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Peek subscription fee halved in one day sale

Peek subscription fee halved in one day sale

Peek's recent TwitterPeek may not have met with the glowing reviews the company might have hoped for, but the original email-centric Peek (and newer Peek Pronto) are still decent examples of how a single-purpose gadget can suit a lot of people.  Now, to celebrate Cyber Wednesday (and yes, we know it's usually Cyber Monday), Peek have slashed subscription costs: what yesterday (and on Thursday) will cost you $19.99 per month will now be just $9.99.