Today, Peek Inc. launched the Twitter Peek – a mobile gadget that gives you access to Twitter on the go.
What else does it do besides Twitter? Err… not much. According to the website, you can view Twitpics from the device, and according to its website, one day, Peek Inc. plans “to add support for previewing links in the near future” (no promises when). The device looks like a mobile phone, and it comes in a pretty, ‘Twitter blue’ color, but it doesn’t allow you to make call, browse the web, or check emails.
The Twitter Peek costs $99, which includes 6 months of ‘service’. Alternatively, you can pay $199 for a lifetime of service. Why would anyone want to pay for a Twitter Peek? If you’re willing to spend $199 on a mobile device plus service, why buy a Twitter only device when you could buy a cheap, used, internet-enabled smartphone from eBay, load it with a free (or cheap Twitter mobile app – or check a Twitter mobile site like Dabr.co.uk) and sign up for a cheap pay-as-you go voice and data plan? Doing this would likely be cheaper than buying a Twitter Peek and allow you to make phone calls, browse the web, and use other apps. (more…)