Why Do I Think This Email Only Gadget Will Take Off?

Recently a company called Peak showed pictures of their new email only gadget that’s getting read to hit stores in September. The gadget is quite simple. You connect to your email service via, imap or pop3 and can read and send email. That’s it. It’s plain and it’s simple. It has a full QWERTY keyboard and will use T-Mobile’s network for $19.95 a month. There’s no phone, no web browser, no camera, no frills JUST EMAIL.

Now the question is why would I even think this could be a hit? It’s simple. Think of the millions of people who want a full boar email system, but yet don’t want to the expense of purchasing a smart phone. Or better yet, think of the millions of people who can’t stand the email functionality of their phones. This is the market. Heck I’ll probably get one just to play with it. I like the idea of the full keyboard. Even though I have an iPhone, I have to confess that I’m not totally in love with the keyboard yet.

So keep an eye out for this when it hits stores.


  1. Juho Tunkelo on August 26, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Very interesting… this could do to Blackberry etc. what the Flip video camera did to… uhm, anyway. 😉

    The question on my mind is, what’s the connectivity on… wifi, 3G, or.. CDMA?

    Interesting move, nonetheless.