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Old 11-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Anyone know about these devices. Starting to look a lot better than the nook I cancelled..
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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I found a demo video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwMKACAty7U

This thing looks much more capable than the nook. Its color LCD screen can surf the web and content can be transfered to the e-ink screen for reading. Looks like it could blow the nook out of the water (it hasn't yet been released).

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Yes, the Alex does seem to be more multifunctional than the nook, and may be a good choice for those wanting that flexibility.

The only issue right now is that it may never see the light of day. Spring Design has a prototype, but apparently not really anything else needed to launch the device.

Apparently they'd been seeking a content partnership with Barnes & Noble as well as assistance in manufacturing/production and distribution channels.

Not to mention they haven't applied for FCC clearance yet.

So...that whole thing about being on the market by the end of the year? No chance.
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