TwitterPeek device launched, costs as low as $99.99
Peek Inc., the New York-based maker of handheld devices, has just introduced the TwitterPeek, touted as the world’s first dedicated Twitter device.
The TwitterPeek features a 2.5 inch QVGA landscape display, a full QWERTY keyboard, a trackwheel on the side, and a battery that should last up to three days.
So what can you do with it? Well, it’s a Twitter-only handset, so you can: read Tweets, send Tweets, reply, retweet, send direct messages, download followers and… that’s about it. When you receive Tweets, the TwittertPeek can vibrate, make a tweeting sound, and light up a blue light on the front.
The folks over at PC Mag already had the chance to play with a TwitterPeek. Reportedly, the device is very easy to set-up, but it’s “painfully slow” after that. When you’re viewing the main list of tweets, you can only see the first three and a half words of each tweet – you have to hit the Return key to read more. Also, you can’t search for trending topics, can’t view photos other than the ones stored on Twitpic, and can’t view full HTML pages.
TwitterPeek costs $99.99 with 6 months of free service, or $199.99 with lifetime service. You can buy the device via the Twitter Peek website.