Peek Joins the Application Game with Peek AppsS

When we looked at Peek, we decided that while it doesn't do much else, it does email better than most. Now the minimalist gadget is growing up and stepping into the application circus with its Peek Apps.

Dubbed PeekSocial, PeekMaps, PeekFeed, and AskPeek, the current applications cover the cornerstones of any app store: Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps, and good old-fashioned news.

While it's great that Peek is now offering applications, we're still wondering exactly why someone would carry an email (and texting) only device, especially with all the low-priced smartphones on the market. If one device does the trick, why should you carry two? Cheesily named apps or not. [Peek]