The Alex eReader has now gone on sale in the US. The Spring Design Alex is available to pre- order for $399 from Spring Design,
The Alex eReader is a dual screen device, featuring a 6-inch E-Ink EPD display and a 3.5-inch color LCD display. It also sports the premier mobile OS Google Android with browser.
The Alex Duet Navigator™ Browser brings you the entire Web in true color. Alex’s desktop quality browser is optimized for dual screen browsing and reading. The LCD screen allows readers a natural way to discover new articles and is ideal for web browsing, watching videos and viewing pictures, while the revolutionary EPD screen produces printed page-like views for reading.
At 4.7″ x 8.9″, half-inch thick and 11 ounces, this sucker is a featherweight champ. The Alex eReader connects to Google’s bookstore and users have access to over one million books.
It also features support for some Google Android applications, and it features a built-in web browser and a WiFi connection. For the price, it’s not the most inexpensive, but the additional OS/App/Browser screen could prove quite a popular compliment to the world of eReaders. (www.springdesign.com)