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Nov. 3 2009 - 9:08 am | 49 views | 0 recommendations | 8 comments

World’s first dedicated Twitter device now available. Because this is what the world needs.

Get a look at Twitter Peek while you can.

Get a look at Twitter Peek while you can.

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.

via The First Mobile Device Dedicated Exclusively To Twitter – Venture Capital Dispatch – WSJ

I have two questions:

1. Anyone remember the AOL Mobile Communicator?

I still have  one.  It doesn't even work all that well as a paperweight.

I still have one. It doesn't even work all that well as a paperweight.

2. Anyone still using the AOL Mobile Communicator?

[chirp. chirp.]

I rest my case.


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    I anticipate they sell at least one of these. Ashton Kutcher.

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    Not sure even Ashton will touch this. He’s already carrying around his Nikon CoolPix camera.

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    There are no new ideas. Only old, bad ideas, dressed up in “Twitter Blue.”

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    I could see a mini external keyboard for a phone instead of this weird device. I got one for my PDA and it’s strangely useful.

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    I look forward to YouTube videos of stunned silence when people are opening these up around Christmas time.

    Instead of screams of joy, I look forward to hearing, “Seriously?” As the person holds up their iPhone/Blackberry/Android/Sidekick/Regular Cell Phone for a minute before tweeting that they cannot believe someone spent money on this…(from their phone, of course).

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