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Hackers get to poke at obsolete Peek devices

Posted on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 in ARM, gadget, News by the machinegeek


LinuxDevices reports that the now defunct Peek email service is offering free surplus hardware to hackers. “Peek has discontinued its low-cost, email-and-texting service but is challenging hackers to “build something great” with the leftover handhelds, according to The Verge. The Peek devices include a 2.5-inch screen, a QWERTY keyboard, an ARM7-based processor, and a GSM cellular modem, according to the company.”

The devices were reportedly based on on a Texas Instruments (TI) ARM7-based LoCosto processor.

Interested hardware hackers should contact Amol [at] peek.ly. (We note that the LinuxDevices article is dated February, 2012; we’re uncertain if any devices are still available but we’re passing this along FYI.)

hak8or via the contact form.

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4 Responses to “Hackers get to poke at obsolete Peek devices”

  1. Kevin Groce says:

    I still have my peek I bought to hack around with. It used tmo network for services. Seems the program port was a
    1.8 volt serial if I remember correctly. Would be nice to try and use them again

  2. UnderSampled says:

    Important links:

    http://elinux.org/Peek
    http://peekhack.posterous.com/

    the latter says that they already shipped their stock.
    If you still want to try, you can still buy them from ebay and amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Peek-Mobile-E-mail-Device-Gray/dp/B001FC0BWE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1247192879&sr=1-1

  3. Leigh says:

    Amol is a good guy. Peek was almost the right thing. Best of luck to them.

  4. Fred says:

    Slow news day?

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