Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
If you’d like a portable email device but don’t want to buy a BlackBerry or iPhone, the Peek Pronto may be the gadget for you. It’s a portable email device with a full QWERTY keyboard. There is no Internet or phone capability, but the price is only $80, with contract-free service costing $20 per month. The Peek Pronto supports unlimited text messages for the same service fee. Amol Sarva, the CEO of Peek, says the first version of the device sold better than expected, leading to this second version. The target customer is an older or less tech savvy person who isn’t quite ready for a smartphone.