With book and tech companies of all stripes getting in on the e-reader racket, it was only a matter of time before we saw an Android-based device. Spring Design has unveiled its Alex e-reader, the first to run Google’s Android. In addition to Android, Alex features an interesting collection of specs including 2 screens. The first screen is a 6″ traditional e-reader display that uses e-ink, while the second is a 3.5″ color LCD that is used to browse Internet content. The dual-screen interface is designed to allow the user to seamlessly find content via the Android-powered LCD and then pull it up on the e-reader screen.
The e-reader also includes Wi-Fi radio, stereo speakers, SD card slot, 3G support via EV-DO and GSM networks. With Spring Design claiming that it has been working with book stores, newspapers and publishers for two years. So, waiting for general pricing and availability information. [via Wired]