An eBook Reader named Alex


spring-alexThis is how I like to start a Monday morning, with a fresh new gadget. Today Spring Design has announced a dual screen eBook reader that is powered by Android. It’s called Alex. Why? I have no clue… It features a 6″ monochrome E-Ink EPD (electronic paper display) display and 3.5″ color LCD display. It also has an SD card slot for expanded storage. It’s the first Google Android-based e-book device to provide full Internet browsing over Wi-Fi or mobile networks such as 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. Nothing is mentioned about supported formats, price or availability, but the first thing that popped in my mind when I saw this, was if this is the fabled Barnes and Noble reader that we’ll be seeing soon-ish. What do you guys think? Video after the jump.

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  • TC October 19, 2009, 10:59 pm

    I like the concept although it looks a bit bulky or perhaps I should say longish. It might be nice if the color screen could fold up so that the unit is not quite as long.

    I think the big question for any e-book device is how easy is it to get content for the device. In this regard Kindle is the clear leader, for now.

  • Sara Hopkins October 25, 2009, 1:16 pm

    This is such an awful video! The pace is frustrating, the speaker’s consonants are slurred, the way he keeps turning the reader is irritating. It does not help you get interested in this reader at all! Plus the constant movement makes the screen seem terribly unclear. Can you see a page clearly on this reader? You would never know, from this video…

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