Spring Design debuts Google Android-based e-book reader, Alex

Meet Alex, the new Google Android OS-based e-book reader from Spring Design. Only one day before Barnes & Noble releases their e-reader and on the same day as the Que release, the Bay Area-based is trying to steal the thunder with its dual-screen, 6-inch Electronic Paper Display (EPD) gadget.

Meet Alex, the new Google Android OS-based e-book reader from Spring Design. Only one day before Barnes & Noble releases their e-reader and on the same day as the Que release, the Bay Area-based is trying to steal the thunder with its dual-screen, 6-inch Electronic Paper Display (EPD) gadget.

Alex, the first Android-based e-book device, includes a removable SD card, speaker and headphone jack built-in. It's also capable of web browsing via Wi-Fi, 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. The key aspect is the Duet Navigator feature, which lets the reader cut and paste content captured on the color touchscreen and send it back to the black and white EPD to save battery life.

Estimated to be released before the end of 2009, there's no word on a price yet, but I still don't think I'd buy an e-book reader more expensive than $100. What about you?

For the full press release, click here.

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