Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Spring Design Alex e-reader gets Borders books, price drop

updated 03:25 am EST, Fri January 8, 2010

Spring Design's reader gets major content boost

Spring Design christened the launch of its Alex at CES with both a major content deal and a release window. The newcomer says its dual-screen e-book reader will get access to Borders' Kobo-based e-book store and will have access to as many as 2 million titles. It not only gives the device a potential edge against the Kindle and Nook.

The reader has also become less expensive as it reaches its release date. Spring Design is now expected to ship the Alex on February 22nd and will price it at $359 despite its inclusion of GSM, EVDO, HSPa and Wi-Fi all on the same device.

Alex comes from the company reportedly behind the major design traits of the Nook and has a secondary touchscreen that provides a less complex way of navigating books. Unlike the Nook, though, Spring Design claims the device can browse the web even as it displays books.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News