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Peek Pronto Mobile Messaging Device (Grey)

by Peek
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List Price: $79.99
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  • Small, stylish design easily fits in pockets
  • Full QWERTY keyboard for fast, responsive input
  • Measures 2.7 x 4 x 0.4 inches (WxHxD); weighs 3.85 ounces
  • Service plan no longer supported by manufacturer.
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001VN2KBM
  • Item model number: AB02GR
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,173 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 23, 2009

Product Description

Mobile Messaging Device - Connect up to 5 email accounts - Speedy Push email delivery - Full QWERTY keyboard - Color Screen - Click scroll wheel Charcoal Gray

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Customer Reviews

I hope Peek solves these quality problems.
Edward Barnett
I am a gadget/electronic "freak" and this is really a great new product and am hopeful that improvements will keep coming.
Rita W. from St. Louis, MO
This Peek Pronto is worth owning & using for on-the-road access to email & text messaging.
Debra K. Axon

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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Richly N. Chheuy on June 23, 2009
After canceling my iPhone/AT&T service, I switched to a prepaid plan on T-mobile. I just needed basic email + text messaging at a reasonable rate. I read some of the reviews here and was initially hesitant to splurge on a Peek Pronto. But after seeing a promo ad on Peek's company site for one free month of service through Radioshack, I just shrugged my shoulders and decided to buy and try it for the heck of it.

To sum it up: It's still a work in progress (inconsistent delivery of email/text messages and slow UI being the biggest flaws), but Peek's excellent customer service more than makes up for its shortcomings. I'll explain a bit more later in this review.

I'll break up my review in two categories: hardware and software.

I. Hardware

A. Build Quality - Metallic back feels solid. It doesn't feel cheap at all. Because of its dedicated functionality, it's not full of bells and whistles that inflate the price. The front face has a rubbery texture that attracts lint and dust in your pocket, but so far no scratches on the LCD. Overall, it feels as solid as, let's say, an iPhone 3G.

B. Keyboard - One of the best I've used on a mobile device. With my stubby, fat hands, the spacing between each key makes thumbboarding a joy. It took me a good day or so to adjust to the layout and off I went. My only beef is with the spacebar. There's this gap in between the spacebar that makes it seem as if two standard keys were placed close together and then covered by the same piece of rubber. But after a couple days, that became a non-issue.

C. QVGA LCD - Sharp, easy to read, spacious enough to read emails.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Vinish on February 3, 2012
Do not buy - Peek has gone out of business. However if you need a paper weight this is an excellent choice!
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By P. A. Lee on March 31, 2009
I coordinate many nonprofit fundraising events and had been looking for a way to keep in touch with volunteers while prepping such events, or while such events were in progress. In most cases my event site had no wifi, or unsecured wifi. And I'm on a budget! Didn't really want to get a "smart phone".

I saw the Peek reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, and bought it to fill my need. I quickly found another benefit. I could *shut off* my laptop and handle chores, untethered to a large piece of equipment, and continue to be responsive to my volunteer base and whoever else wanted to contact me via email. Because my Peek tells *me* when I have mail - I don't have to constantly visit my laptop and refresh the screen to see if I have mail.

Using the Peek saves me time in another way. I don't get distracted by the wonders of the Internet while I handle my email on my Peek.

I bought my Peek in Nov 2008, with pre-installed software version 1.04. Peek has helped me upgrade (for free, as has been its practice) to a test version of 1.09 Pronto. Compared to prior software versions, Peek Pronto has these benefits for me (note this is not a full feature list - just the ones which mattered most to me):

a - emails travel from my email providers' servers to my Peek faster than previously. In some cases, lightening fast - seconds instead of minutes.

b - texting to cell phones is preserved and also made faster. This is important to me because my sister does not use email - so my "quickie" communications to her are via text to her cell phone

c - search! Far better ability than before to search the Contact database. And it's available for the first time for email folders.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Edward Barnett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 11, 2010
I purchased a Peek when it first came out, based on a favorable review in the Wall Street Journal. I was looking for a mobile email solution to replace my Blackberry. I liked several aspects of the Peek, relative to a Blackberry or other smartphones. In a nutshell:

+ The device does not require a service contract. If you don't like it, you can discontinue the service. You can also reactivate the service later if you choose to.

+ The full keyboard on the Peek, which reminds me of the original Blackberry, is much more efficient than trying to tap out messages on a non-smartphone keypad.

+ Peek email service is relatively cheap compared to the data plan on, e.g., an iPhone.

+ The Peek allowed me to synch up with three separate email accounts and did not require forwarding copies of messages to the device like some solutions do.

That was the promise. I would still love the Peek if the device had lived up to that promise. In reality, unfortunately, the value of the device was undercut badly by a series of serious reliability and quality problems. Specifically:

- The device very often cannot get a radio signal. This is obviously a huge issue. As other reviewers have pointed out, coverage is very spotty.

- The Peek routinely stops receiving messages, but it provides no indication that this has happened. As a result, you don't know whether you haven't received any messages, or whether people have been sending you messages but the Peek just doesn't know it. On multiple occasions, I missed important messages because the Peek looked like it was active but in fact had stopped receiving messages.
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