The folks behind the slick little Peek email device are asking for help — with Linux.
"I'm hoping one or more of you out there in the world can get Linux running on the Peek," Dan Morel writes on the company's blog. "Feel free to post here on how far you get. And here's the deal, if one of you does make it happen you can have a little mini-consulting gig with us to tell us how you did it and how we could build a Mobile Linux Peek."
"There's a growing list of links to potentially helpful information over at Peek's blog, including details on the handheld's TI Locosto ARM7 processor," notes SlashGear's Chris Davies. "This isn't even a platform with high entrance costs for developers; Amazon have the Peek listed for just $19.99."
"The Peek is already a solid email device," writes CrunchGear's Matt Burns. "It's dead simple and works well, so we're curious about the long-term goal of loading Linux onto these handhelds. We've already heard a rumor that placed Google Maps on the device. Perhaps Peek would offer a model with more data capabilities but that would certainly require a more expensive monthly free. Or maybe the company is looking to add an MS Office-type suite to the Peek. Hopefully we'll eventually find out, but that's only if a developer gets Linux up and running on one first…"