Inside the E-book Wars: CES 2010 update on Alex Reader for Borders

By William Stanek
January 8, 2010

From the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas, a sneak peak at the e-reader device for Borders stores. This device, from Spring Designs, is called the Alex Reader.

Borders and Kobo, its e-book store unit, will offer more than two million titles through the Alex Reader, shown in the figure below. The Alex Reader has two screens:

  • A 6" e-ink display
  • A 2" backlit display

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The device:

Uses the Andriod operating system
Offers full Web browsing and 3G/Wi-Fi
Ships in late Feb/March
Is Priced at $359

Thanks for reading, time for me to get back to work! Hope you'll take a look at my new book Windows 7: The Definitive Guide. Also just released is my book Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

William R. Stanek
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