alexAre you ready for an e-reader named Alex?

Spring Design has announced a new e-book reader named Alex that has the privilege of being the first device of its kind to be based on the Google Android operating system.  This allows the device to deliver a new technology called the Duet Navigator which gives you a black and white screen, which is EPD (electronic paper display), up top that will provide hyperlinks to related media to what you are reading and deliver it in the bottom screen which is an LCD color display.

The Alex will be able to access the Internet via Wi-Fi, 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM.

“This is the start of a whole new experience of reading content on e-books, potentially igniting a whole new industry in multimedia e-book publishing for secondary authors to create supplementary content that is hyper linked to the text. We are bringing life to books with audio, video, and annotations,” said Dr. Priscilla Lu, CEO of Spring Design. “This gives readers the ability to fully leverage the resources on the Web, and the tools available in search engines to augment the reading experience.”

The E-Ink EPD measures 6″ and the LCD screen measures 3.5″.  The device also features an earphone jack, built-in speakers and an SD card slot to help you free up system memory.

At this time the release date is only slated as “by the end of the year”, and the suggested retail price is only mentioned as it “will be competitive: more than a standard e-book reader and in keeping with the value added by the dual display and other features provide.”

With the ever more crowded e-reader marketplace, each new device will need more and more ways to set itself away from the competition, and this one has certainly taken an interesting step in the direction.

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  1. Bernard Yanacek
    September 18th, 2016 at 12:33 am #

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