New gizmo : Peek

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Jason Beck, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    http://www.getpeek.com

    And it has a Facebook update app built into it, or said the rep that emailed me. It seems pretty good and you can buy a lifetime contract for 299$ so you don't have to pay the 15$ monthly fee.

    Thoughts people?

    My wife and I seem to think that it won't be too successful because it is just another "thing" to carry. :confused:

    Picture of it.
     

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  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I don't see why people would want essentially just an email machine when pretty much every phone supports email and has done for quite a few years now. Perhaps those who don't want a mobile phone but that surely is a niche market.

    Am I entirely missing the point of this product?
     
  3. Jason Beck thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yah. We think that it will fizzle out like webtv did. The "good" thing this has going for it is the lifetime subscription for the service. If you are in a business where you need to check your email constantly .. i mean it may be good. But yah, phones do it and are affordable.

    This would probably be a beneficial way to keep track of grandpa though.
    ahahha.
     
  4. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    You also forgot text, it includes unlimited text and there are many people who barely use up any minutes but send an average of 250 text messages a day instead. This means it's just 20$ a month for those people instead of paying 80-100$ a month.

    There are many areas where this is much more useful. Email support techs, field techs, deaf users, and secondary device that's just cost 20$ a month forever.



    @OP, this isn't a new gizmo, it has been around for more than 2 years by now.
     
  5. Jason Beck thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yah true, and text with pictures. It has its perks.. If it had web browsing too maybe for a hundred or two hundred more.. that would be rad.
     
  6. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Seems like a Blackberry or Palm Pilot from years ago.
     
  7. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    I doubt that will happen, it'll consume too much of data that it wouldn't be profitable for the company to maintain the 20$ monthly price. Text and email usually don't take up much data.
     
  8. Jason Beck thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yep. My thoughts exactly. Anyone else interested in Peek?
     
  9. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    The Peek in particular is not that new - it's been around for at least 6 months, if not longer. It seems to have lasted that long, so I don't think it's going away any time soon. Regardless, it does seem to be a little pointless.
     

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