SlashGear Reviews Spring Design Alex

May 5, 2010

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.

[via slashgear]

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