Got a Peek? Now, for info, just askPeek!

4 Apr

There are those who scorn it for being able to handle only e-mail and nothing else, but the folks at Peek are not letting that stop them. Barely a month after having being launched in India on Aircel, the e-mail-only device has now unveiled its askPeek services.  This is a free email information service that works with the Peek, allowing users to get unlimited access to Cricket scores, Local directory search, Twitter updates, Weather and Astrology. All you need to do to get an update is send a mail from your Peek. For instance, to get the latest cricket scores, simply send an email to and you will get  cricket scores of all ongoing IPL and international matches on your handy little handget.

Speaking of the service, Siddharth Mangharam, CEO, Peek India, told us, ” We’re constantly innovating for the Indian market. My perspective is that there are several devices in the market, but all with pretty lousy software and UI. Peek is breaking that barrier. I cannot think of any other device that offers you free (unlimited) cricket scores,weather, twitter updates, astrology etc. in the market today.”

The one we really like is the Local Search which lets you dig out restaurants, shops, malls and get complete addresses with phone numbers, by sending an email to with the name of a topic or local business and city in the subject field. For instance, send ‘Chinese restaurant Delhi’ to get a list of Chinese restaurants in the Indian capital. Very handy indeed. As for getting Twitter updates, well, send an email to with ‘twitter peeksimplyemail’ in the subject field. Weather forecasts are available by sending city and state in the subject field to, while for astrology, you need to drop a line to Wikipedia information can be grabbed by sending an email to with Wiki and the name of the person/topic/article in the subject field.

Yes, yes, we know that smartphone pundits will point out that they can get all this on their handsets without having to send out any mails, but for Peek only users, this is a heck of a value add. And it does make the device so much more tempting for those who like to keep their phones and mails apart!

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