I know a few people that really like to text and email from their mobile phones, but have cancelled their data plans due to cost issues. If you are one of these folks that doesn't want to pay for a data plan, but still want to be able to text and send emails to people the Peek 9 may be perfect for you.
The Peek 9 device looks like a thin slate style smartphone. It lacks voice capability, but it has wireless connectivity that will allow you to send emails and texts to cell phone and computer users. The device sells for $69.99 with no service or for $99.99; you can get it bundled with two months of service. The service is $19.95 monthly, $49.95 quarterly, or $179.95 for a year. You can also get lifetime service for $129.99.
The device has a battery good for 4-5 days under typical use. It measures 4" x 2.7" x 0.4" and weighs 3.8 ounces. The screen is a 2.5-inch unit with a resolution of 320 x 240. Internal memory is 8MB and the radio is a GPRS 800/1800/1900 MHz unit. The CPU inside the Peek 9 is an ARM7 at 104MHz. The device supports texting to other mobile phone users and email from web accounts, Outlook, and Exchange.
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