Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

By on July 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM.

Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

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Folks who updated their Peek with the latest firmware are reporting a serious bug that is misdirecting SMS messages and incoming Twitter feeds to the wrong users. The issue began several days ago when Peek rolled out an update that enabled some social features including Google Voice support. Since then, things have gone horribly awry with users receiving the incorrect Twitter feed and even SMS messages intended for other recipients. If that was not bad enough – rather than receiving incorrect information, some Peek users are receiving absolutely no information at all and are questioning whether the service on their Peek is down. This situation would be mildly humorous if it wasn’t such a serious privacy breech with very personal and sometimes embarrassing messages landing in the wrong hands. Any Peek users out there care to comment?

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Amazon makes a Peek Pronto offer you can’t refuse: lifetime service

By on September 29, 2009 at 5:05 PM.

Amazon makes a Peek Pronto offer you can’t refuse: lifetime service

Remember when we announced the Peek Pronto and how funny it was that anyone would even consider a messaging-only device? Who would possibly want that in the company of BlackBerrys and iPhones? Well, Amazon has struck up a deal that some may find to be pretty hard to pass up: lifetime service with no monthly payments. If you have it in you to fork over $300 for the Peek Pronto, you can enjoy a lifetime of email (Exchange mail included) and all the text messages you can handle. Assuming your Peek doesn’t get lost, stolen or broken, you really are set for life — though we’re not exactly sure what happens if Peek, umm, ends up going away.

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Peek announces the Pronto as RIM giggles like a schoolgirl

By on March 24, 2009 at 9:19 AM.

Peek announces the Pronto as RIM giggles like a schoolgirl

You remember Peek, don’t you? Well the company is back and confident yet again that it’s going to take the world by storm with the new Peek Pronto. Retailing for $79.95, the Pronto ups the ante from its past offering by allowing users to manage up to five email accounts with push and support for PDFs, DOCs and pictures on a device with a full-QWERTY keypad, 8MB of internal memory and a 2.5″ QVGA 65,000-color display. As with the original Peek, the Pronto runs contract-free on T-Mobile’s GPRS network for $19.95 per month, which not only includes unlimited email but also unlimited text messages via an email gateway. So will the Pronto take off like its predecessor never did? Who knows, but one thing is for sure — if the new Peek Pronto is named Time Gadget of the Year, we might have to close up shop.

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