Spring Design Alex e-reader delayed until March
At CES, one of the e-readers that caught my attention was the Spring Design Alex. In the video shot that Sumocat and I did, we marveled at how easy the Alex was to use and operate. We could see why Barnes and Noble was so upset about the ALex and filed the lawsuit with Spring Design (that was ultimately dropped). It seemed like a great device and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The device was due out by the end of February.
Well, its looks like we are going to have to wait a little bit longer. According to a post over at Engadget:
February 22nd came and went with nary a word from Spring Design about its Alex availability. Now, aftera bit of prodding, we’re being told to check back during the first week of March; that’s when you’ll be able to order your dual-screen, 3.5-inch Android and 6-inch EPD e-Reader. So, $359 for Alex or $499 for the iPad launching just a few weeks later… decisions, decisions.
Will the wait be worth it? Inquiring minds want to know?
I am just worried that since they have tied their main bookstore to Borders, they may be in for a big fall. Borders hasnt been doing real well with stores closing all over the US.
02/24/2010 at 1:48 pm
I’m pretty sure you got it backwards, Spring Design sued Barnes & Noble, not the other way around.