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February 2, 2012 AT 4:40 pm

Peek offers remaining hardware to hackers: ‘maybe somebody can build something great’

Pt 591

Peek offers remaining hardware to hackers: ‘maybe somebody can build something great’ @ The Verge.

Just because the Peek service has been killed off doesn’t mean the devices themselves need to be crushed and swept off into a landfill somewhere. CEO Amol Sarva just dropped us a note to say that he’s got “a few thousand” Peeks still lying around the warehouse that are just waiting for a hacker’s touch: “maybe somebody can build something great,” he says. The notion of a pre-built and tested portrait QWERTY device with a jog dial, QVGA display, ARMv7 processor, and a GSM radio is, in many ways, a hacker’s dream — and Sarva says he can even throw in “some tools” to help them get started. The “operating system sucks but is workable,” he says. Sounds like a challenge to us. Interested folks should contact Amol himself via email — amol at peek.ly — and he says that one of the company’s developers will be in touch.


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1 Comment

  1. I’m sure I’ve seen Peek hacks in the past … Hunter Davis?

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