First Look: Peek
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First Look: Peek

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The Peek promises to be the mobile e-mail device for everyday people, but we just think the money is better spent on a multifunction handheld.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, Associate Editor for CNET.com and this is Peek, a mobile e-mail-only handheld. That's all it does. As you can see here is a nice big screen here that shows all the messages on here. Underneath that is a full QWERTY keyboard. Very nice keys actually, very tactile, very easy to type and type by feel. On the side here you do get a jog dial to scroll through the messages quickly and underneath that is a Back button. On the top here is the On/Off switch. Overall there's nothing much to say about the Peek. I mean, you get e-mail and it does really what it was good at. So, you if scroll through the list here, it's really easy to do with the jog dial. It's really easy to set up, as well. All you need to do is enter in your name, your password and your e-mail address and it will automatically set up your e-mail for you. It's a $100 for the device and it's $20 a month on top of that and you don't get a phone out of it, you don't get anything else out of it. And I think for it to be worth the $100 and the $20 a month, it needs to offer more than just e-mail. Maybe a web browser, maybe instant messaging, maybe text messaging even, so in my opinion, it's really cool device for e-mail, but I don't think it's enough for the price you pay for it. My name is Nicole Lee, this has been a First Look at the Peek. ^M00:01:19 [ Music ]

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