The Spring Design Alex looks to take on the big names in the eReader world with their latest Android powered eBook. The guys over at Slashgear put together a nice in-depth review of this device. The Alex can be yours for a price tag of $399. This is a nice device but I’m not sure if this is worth the aforementioned price even with its specs and their partnership with Borders.
The Alex has dual screens, a 6-inch 600 x 800 E Ink display and a 3.5-inch 320 x 480 capacitive touch screen with a color LCD panel. There’s also a miniUSB, Wi-Fi b/g and a microSD card slot, and there’s a 2.5mm headphone socket. Android 1.5 is running on a 624MHz processor with 256MB of memory. You get a 2 GB microSD with the eReader to store all your books on (if they can fit). It also has stereo speakers, a built-in microphone and a 1,530mAh battery.
This is a great choice if you are in the market for an Android eBook. But the odd 2.5mm head jack, lack of 3G and high price tag might make it a hard buy. There are other eReaders that are cheaper and has just as many features as this one. Head over to Slashgear for the full review, photos and a video of this device in action.