After a long awaited wait the Spring Design Alex E-Reader finally goes on sale today! You can purchase it from Spring Designs Corporate Website or from the bookstore chain Boaders. The Alex gives allot of e-readers a run for their money vs. the competition such as the Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Sony.
The Spring Design Alex runs on a Google Android operating system and will allow virtually any book store to run on its platform, provided that it adheres to the Alex E-Reader Format which are ePub, HTML, and TXT files. The Device has 2 Gigabytes of storage, enough of hundreds of books.
The above aforementioned operating system will allow users to download applications from the Alex Market, allowing the user to download books from other book stores. The Alex marketplace will allow users to also download applications that are custom made and approved for the E-Reader.
The Alex allows you to browse the internet! You can surf the internet using just the bottom color screen or you can drag it and project it on the main display in E-Ink. Notification icons allow you to quickly assess your battery life, EMAILS, and other indicators such as Downloading and more! You can also download books to the Alex right from websites that offer downloads.
Speaking of downloads Spring Design has formed partnerships with Google Books to have access to a million e-books. Also you can purchase books from the Boarders Online Web Store.
The future should bode well for the Alex in the short term due to its Internet Web Browser built into. Although to be fair, Spring Designs web browser has driven Amazon to make its own enhanced internet browser as a firmware update for all Amazon Kindles within the next 6 months, and they have also opened up a SDK for developers to make applications. That is it for the latest E-Reader News from Good E-Reader
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.