At CES 2010 Marvell had on display an Android-based ebook reader named Astri MID, but in this case the MID moniker stands for My Interactive Device, ha, go figure. Anyway, the new device is said to have an unspecified Marvell chipset and is supposed to target the education market.
The Astri MID ereader sports a dual-display (as you can see on the image above), one 5-inch Wacom touchscreen epaper panel on the left and a 4.8-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen on the right. That way you’ll be able to read ebooks and other documents on the E Ink panel.
Meanwhile, the other side – 4.8-inch LCD display – can be used for IM, to check emails, or just to access the web with the Android browser. There’s no word on pricing or arrival date just yet. Enjoy the video below and don’t forget to let us know what you think about this device.