Monday, April 19, 2010

A new e-reader

The new Alex e-reader is profiled here. The reporter says that the thought process of the designers was apparently, “Let’s just take an Android PDA and glue it underneath a Kindle.” And yep, that's what it looks like. It's kind of the same idea as the Nook, only better executed (another article says that Spring Design actually sued B&N for similarities to their product). Whether or not it sells probably depends on where you can find it, how widely it's distributed, and whether you can read Kindle books. The article seems to suggest you can download any Android app; is there a Kindle app for Android? I thought there was, but I can't find it. I imagine most ebook readers want access to Amazon's rather large Kindle library at this point.

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