Spring Design Alex: dual-screen Android-based e-reader

Engadget.com reports today that Alex, the dual-screen e-book reader from Spring Design has been unveiled just one day before the much-anticipated e-reader from Barnes & Noble. It features a 6-inch E-ink EPD (electronic paper display) and 3.5-inch LCD running Google's Android OS for browsing the web or viewing video, audio, photos, and notes. It also packs a removeable SD card, speaker, headphone jack, and WiFi or 3G EVDO/CDMA and GSM radios. An interesting Duet Navigator feature even lets you toggle content captured on the LCD and present it back to the EPD to save on battery life. The device is planned for release sometime this year without any details on who might be involved in that exercise.



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