World’s first dedicated Twitter device now available. Because this is what the world needs.
The guys at Twitter apparently thought this was a good idea. They partnered with Amol Sarva, founder of Peek Inc. , to build a new mobile device only for Twittering. This is a variation of Peek’s other device, a “simple gadget allowing you to send and receive email while you’re on-the-go.” Kind of like a mobile phone minus the phone, calendar, address book, web browser, alarm clock….you know, all the other useful parts.
Anyway, the Twitter + Peek collaboration led to a version of the Peek device exclusively for sending tweets.
Clad in “Twitter blue,” the TwitterPeek allows all the same functionality of a desktop Twitter client – reading tweets, sending tweets, replying, retweeting and direct messaging – only it gives users that access on the go.
It’s really nothing new, though. Most new smartphones have access to Twitter. Sarva said the TwitterPeek is built for consumers looking for an affordable alternative to expensive smartphones with higher monthly fees. The TwitterPeek sells for $99 with a $7.95 monthly fee or $199 with a lifetime of service.
I have two questions:
1. Anyone remember the AOL Mobile Communicator?
2. Anyone still using the AOL Mobile Communicator?
I rest my case.