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How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

Many of us have heard stories about tablets being more accessible for those who have trouble dealing with PCs. Grandmothers, for example, who have never used a computer, get hold of an iPad and start tapping away like an old pro. What is it about tablets that make them so engaging, and make them so much more appealing than using a PC for some people? Let's face it, PCs can be complicated. If you know nothing about using one, setting up a PC could be an insurmountable task. You have software to install, inexplicable error messages, antivirus notifications always popping up...

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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.

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TwitterPeek gets official: $200 for lifetime mobile tweeting

As expected, Peek have announced a dedicated Twitter messaging device, the TwitterPeek.  Like the company’s email-centric handhelds, the TwitterPeek aims to do one thing very well rather than multiple things reasonably: it delivers new tweets in real-time, allows for ‘@’ replies, retweeting and direct messaging, and has the same full-QWERTY keyboard as the Peek Pronto.

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TwitterPeek promises lifetime tweeting for $200

TwitterPeek promises lifetime tweeting for $200

Peek and Twitter are no strangers - the company announced a tweet aggregator system for the email-centric device back on its one-year anniversary - but it's looking like they have a more dedicated option in the offing.  Amazon are listing the TwitterPeek, a dedicated "Mobile Tweeting Device" which promises unlimited tweeting in the US and, included in its $199.95 price, lifetime service.

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Peek Pronto with lifetime service lands for $300

Peek Pronto with lifetime service lands for $300

Peek's tentative steps into offering lifetime service for their straightforward email messaging devices earlier this year met with sell-out success, so it comes as little surprise that the company has officially launched their first full product.  $299.95 bags you a Peek Pronto and no ongoing bills, giving access to unlimited email, Exchange support, texting and more.

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Peek Apps launches: Twitter, Facebook & more

Having thrown open the doors – or at least left them more than a little ajar – Peek have announced the latest string to their messaging-device’s bow: Peek Apps.  Launching on the one-year anniversary of the email-centric handheld, Peek Apps isn’t an on-device download store like you would find on the iPhone or Android, but instead the culmination of service mashups that bring Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps to the Peek.

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Peek ask for help on Mobile Linux Peek messenger

If you’re a Linux developer who has found that the recession has left you at a loose end, Peek may have just the project for you.  They’re throwing open the doors to open-source development on their email-centric Peek device, in the hope that someone will get Linux up and running on the ARM7-based handheld.

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No more SMS for future Peek Classic buyers

No more SMS for future Peek Classic buyers

With the launch of the Peek Pronto earlier today, offering support for push email and unlimited SMS messaging, we asked the company what that meant for the original Peek emailer and its texting abilities.  According to our source at Peek, the Peek Classic will now be 100-percent email, with no future Classic units offering SMS support.

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Peek Pronto gets official: Push email, 5 accounts, unlimited SMS

Peek Pronto gets official: Push email, 5 accounts, unlimited SMS

The Peek Pronto email device tipped last week has been officially launched, offering push email functionality, Microsoft Exchange compatibility and support for up to five email accounts rather than the usual two.  The Pronto is priced at $79.95 and requires the same $19.95 monthly service charge as the original Peek messenger.

Video overview after the cut

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Peek Pronto & Google Maps for Peek in development?

Peek Pronto & Google Maps for Peek in development?

It looks as though Peek are developing Google Maps functionality, either for the existing Peek email device or for their upcoming Peek Pronto.  A SlashGear reader spotted a Peek user browsing Google Maps on the NYC subway, something the current emailer is unable to do.

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