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Old 11-13-2008, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Maryland Eastern Shore
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Saw this on the news this morning - I have a friend who is not interested in "computers" but might use an email device.
Peek - Simply email.

For $80.00 (plus $20.00 a month) sounds interesting

Anyone have one/use one?

Thanks!
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:54 PM
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I've played with the displays at Target and I'm considering one myself. Someone on another board I frequent said it worked well for him and the speed of the connection was plenty snappy. The device seems really rugged, if the displays are any indication.

I wish that the Peek wasn't on T-Mobile's network. I had to return a T-Mobile phone within the 72-hour trial because it didn't get decent reception at my house. The T-Mo phone worked fine everywhere else I spend significant time, but not at home.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:31 AM
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The price of the Peek handheld has dropped by $20 this week and the company that makes it has added support for SMS sending and image attachments in email. The Peek is getting harder to resist.

jkOnTheRun:Peek e-mail device gains unlimited texts, image viewing
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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Think it will go lower by Christmas?
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:41 PM
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Think it will go lower by Christmas?
No. I think it will fall short of demand as a Christmas item and either be sold for less or discontinued. I may hold out for a clearance sale at Target in the new year. I think it's a product that's about 3 years too late to the marketplace, but it appeals to me as someone who doesn't want to pay $50+/month for service on a smartphone.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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I think it's a product that's about 3 years too late to the marketplace, but it appeals to me as someone who doesn't want to pay $50+/month for service on a smartphone.
My cousin (the Luddite) refuses to get a computer (guess he thinks they are a fad) - was hoping he could get eased into the whole process with the email product.
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