2010: Year of the e-reader

Move over, Kindle -- this year promises a slew of devices that will make it easier than ever to digitally consume books. We highlight the latest from CES.

Spring Designs Alex Reader



In spending some quality time with Spring Designs’ US$349 Alex, I came to appreciate much about the company’s approach to an e-reader. It doesn’t have the biggest display, nor is it the most colorful. But it does have a highly usable and well-integrated LCD screen (running Android), and its ability to flow content browsed anywhere on the Web to the e-reader gives this model a unique edge over the competition. Add in the company’s announced partnership with Borders for acquiring content, and this is one of the most promising models I’ve seen.

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