TwitterPeek - the Twittocalypse cometh

In case you were still in any doubt as to what the hottest tech trend of the year was, welcome to the world's first (and probably, only) dedicated Twi

In case you were still in any doubt as to what the hottest tech trend of the year was, welcome to the world's first (and probably, only) dedicated Twitter device.

The TwitterPeek is a cut-down version of the Peek handheld emailer, itself a cut-down, voice-less version of a mobile phone. The small, solid device has a grey or Twitter-blue housing and a Twitter-blue inbox that lets you follow your Tweets, 140 characters at a time. There's no email or SMS access, no web browsing or media playback, and definitely no boring old voice calls.

You do get miniature Twitpics, though, and Peek is promising support for previewing links 'in the near future' via firmware upgrades. The TwitterPeek costs $200 (£125) with unlimited, lifetime Tweets (sending and receiving) or $100 (£63) if you don't mind paying $8 (£5) a month after six months. That's probably the better option, seeing as the whole Twitter phenomenon might have faded back into the ether by then.

The TwitterPeek works across the US only, with no plans for a Euro version at the moment.