Peek Email Handheld Review
Mobile Burn managed to nab a test unit of the email only Peek Handheld device. To summarize, the $99 price tag combined with the monthly $20 fee is ‘steep’ considering it’s numerous flaws. What are those flaws? Slow processor considering the task at hand (i.e. downloading email), the inability to easily delete numerous emails, searching through a contact list is a drag and the overall UI is frustrating, the backspace key is located just above the enter key leading to misappropriated email deletion, only 8MB of storage, won’t work with Enterprise or lesser known POP/iMAP email clients, and the rubber build won’t hold up to an email junkies excessive use. The positives: instant email, reasonably sized display (2.5-inches), full QWERTY keyboard, runs on T-Mobile’s network (not sure if that’s a positive), and 4-5 day battery life.
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