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Peek – email only device

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Meet the Peek — $100 and $20/month for service, not exactly at the cheap threshold for it to be a fun device to pick up for hacking – but it will be interesting to see if folks want an always on email only device. If it’s hackable (all things are usually) it could be used for some projects that need a data connection like a GPS / location beacons, sensor devices, etc.

  • OS – Peekux
  • CPU – CPU is an embedded 104Mhz ARM7 that is part of the Texas Instrument Locosto chipset
  • Bands – US Triband GPRS (800, 1800, and 1900 Mhz)
  • Data – GPRS (Packet Data standard in GSM)
  • Memory – 8MB of user memory (which is a lot of email!)
  • Display – 2.5 inches (320 x 240 pixels (QVGA), 65k colors)
  • Dimensions – 4.0 x 2.7 x 0.4 in (102 x 68 x 10mm)
  • Weight – 3.8 ounces (109 gm)
  • Battery Life – 4-5 days under typical usage

Hmm, the Texas Instrument Locosto chipset? I guess that is better than the Texas Instrument Highcosto chipset.


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