New mobile only lets you access Twitter

Calling and texting is so last century anyway

A new mobile device has been unveiled to give you direct access to Twitter - and nothing else.

Similar in form to Amazon's Kindle, the TwitterPeek is a full QWERTY-enabled device exclusively used for sending and receiving Tweets.

Dubbed the 'affordable alternative' to a smartphone (where nearly all handsets have some kind of Twitter app available) the TwitterPeek will cost $99 (£60) to buy with an $8 (£4.80) a month supplement.

However, if you're not one for rolling payments then you can pay $199 (£120) for a lifetime's subscription to the service, including the device (which, by the way, is clad in 'Twitter Blue').

Peek a boo

The TwitterPeek has been designed by Arnol Sarva, founder of Peek, which specialises in low-cost email devices for those that don't want to pay for a smartphone.

"I'm sure it's going to get some attention because Peek is so controversial," said Sarva to the Wall Street Journal. "People don't understand there's a market for an affordable mobile email device and they don't understand this service is valuable and useful."

It's available now, and if you want an always-on Twitter device (and are happy to head over to the US to get one) then perhaps you're prayers might have been answered.


Phones and Tablets Editor

Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.