First Look: Spring Design Alex– Dual Screen e-Book Reader

Spring Design is now shipping the Alex reader, an e-book reader with both a six inch e-Ink screen and a 3.5 inch color touchscreen. The Alex runs Android, and it shows to be a solid reader after initial testing. Here’s the first look at the Alex.

Alex eReader Orders Begin, Coming To Borders Stores

Delays hampered the Spring Design Alex eReader but the device can be ordered today. I spoke with Eric Kmiec, VP of Spring Design about the innovative dual-display usage, Apple’s entry in the e-book market and the partnership with Borders bookstores. Is his optimism well founded?

Android This Week: Verizon, Dell Join the Party; e-Books Abound

gigaom_icon_google-android1The Android (s goog) world is getting bigger all the time. After much speculation, Verizon (s vz) this week confirmed the introduction of its first Android phone with a slick advertising campaign. The Verizon Droid, which is expected to be announced next week, will be made by Motorola. (The handset was previously dubbed the Sholes.) The ad campaign includes TV spots in the U.S. listing the various ways that the Droid is better than the iPhone (s aapl). Based on press kits sent to the media, the Droid is expected to start shipping Nov. 9. Read More about Android This Week: Verizon, Dell Join the Party; e-Books Abound