Monday, October 19, 2009

Spring Design Show That Two is Better Than One E-Reader

Spring Design has announced an e-reader called Alex, which some believe may be the long awaited Barnes & Noble device. Alex has a 6″ e-ink display and a 3.5″ color touch screen – yes two screens in one device and runs Android OS with full-blown Web browsing. So it combines the internet and multimedia with the grayscale world of eInk.
This could prove the ideal compromise for many in sectors such as professional, educational, children’s books and entertainment where eInk isn’t good enough. It also could make books jump out of the constraints of the current jacket and become multimedia. Alex even offers Link Notes™, which enables the user to make their own multimedia links.

Are we at last starting to see the end of the beginning of ebook readers and the start of the real dawn of digital?

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