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Spring Design Alex on sale Tuesday March 16th?

Spring Design Alex on sale Tuesday March 16th?

From one delayed ebook reader to another, and it's now the turn of the Spring Design Alex to throw some grist into the rumor mill.  According to our tipster the company's Android-based dual display ereader - which has an E Ink panel up top and an LCD touchscreen underneath - will go on sale at the company's site come Tuesday March 16th.

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Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

Spring Design Alex set to launch in “early spring”

So come the first week of March, and Spring Design still has yet to reveal any signs of its dual screen Alex e-reader being available for pre-order, last seen at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.  The company's website has been reading "keep checking in and by the first week of March you'll be able to preorder your Alex online".

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Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Pixel Qi Offers DIY Screen Replacement: Easy As Changing a Lightbulb

Do it yourself kits aren't new, and it's not even a new phase washing over the world. People have been finding ways to make things on their own for quite a long time. It's part of man's ingenuity. But some times, or maybe even more often than not, doing it yourself can be a real pain. Well, Pixel Qi wants to make it at least a little bit easier for you to replace that bland ol' LCD screen on your laptop by offering you a do it yourself kit.

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Entourage eDGe gets reviewed: double-displays but half-baked?

Entourage eDGe gets reviewed: double-displays but half-baked?

As a distinctive dual-display device (running Android no less) there's been plenty of attention on the Entourage eDGe e-reader since it was announced late last year.  Packing a separate E Ink panel with an active digitizer and a touchscreen LCD with the Android UI, Entourage bill the eDGe as the ideal education, reading and research tool.  Over at LAPTOP, however, they're not so sure; they've been reviewing the eDGe, and the end result is a feeling that it's not quite market-ready.

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Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Ereader display heavyweight E Ink reckon they'll have a color e-paper panel ready in time for devices to ship in the first quarter of 2011, according to their VP of marketing.  Speaking to PCMag this week, Sriram Peruvemba revealed that E Ink plan to show off newer color e-paper displays at SID in a few weeks time, and that the company is working on significantly improved refresh rates.

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1Cross B’ook ereader: Entourage eDGe on a budget? [Video]

1Cross B’ook ereader: Entourage eDGe on a budget? [Video]

Trade shows always bring out some unusual hardware, and the 1Cross B'ook is perhaps one of the odder we've seen from CeBIT 2010 so far this week.  Borrowing from the design of both the Entourage eDGe and the Barnes & Noble nook, the dual-display clamshell ereader has a 6-inch E Ink panel on the left side and a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen on the right; unlike the eDGe, the majority of the right side is taken up by a physical touch-sensitive keyboard and shortcut buttons.

Video demo after the cut

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ASUS DR-900 ereader launches: 9-inch E Ink & optional 3G

ASUS DR-900 ereader launches: 9-inch E Ink & optional 3G

ASUS have outed their new ebook reader at CeBIT 2010 this week, the DR-900, a 9-inch super-slim device with an E Ink display.  The ASUS DR-900 - according to the brief PR blurb the company have supplied - has integrated WiFi and optional 3G connectivity, and they reckon it's no thicker than a pencil.

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Western Digital My Passport Studio HDD gets E-Ink status display

Western Digital My Passport Studio HDD gets E-Ink status display

Western Digital have outed a new portable hard-drive, the My Passport Studio, and like the My Book Studio before it they've slapped on a super-frugal E Ink panel to show drive status details.  Available in 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities, the My Passport Studio has both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections and comes ready formatted for use with a Mac.

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Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage's dual-display eDGe ereader went up for pre-order a while back, but if you didn't get in there early you shouldn't expect to see your device until sometime in March 2010.  According to the company, anyone who pre-ordered the eDGe before January 12th will have their ereader ship this week, and Entourage have also revealed a few more details about what sort of user experience - specifically battery runtimes - owners can expect.

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Alex ereader preorders in early March say Spring Design

Alex ereader preorders in early March say Spring Design

Spring Design's Alex dual-screen Android ebook reader was meant to have begin presales on February 22nd, at least according to what the company told us back at CES 2010, but it seems there have been a few hiccups in the plan.  According to a new page on the company's site, preorders for the E Ink/touchscreen combo now won't be accepted until the first week of March 2010.

Astri MyID dual-display ebook reader gets video demo; $130-$150 price predicted

Astri MyID dual-display ebook reader gets video demo; $130-$150 price predicted

Astri's MyID dual-screen ebook reader made a discrete debut at CES 2010 last month, offering the E Ink/LCD touchscreen flexibility of an Entourage eDGe only in a far smaller form-factor.  Ebook reader fanatic Nate Hoffelder grabbed some hands-on time recently with the latest MyID prototype, and his feedback is actually pretty good; navigation is straightforward and the hardware is obviously more portable than the eDGe.  It's also got the potential to be much cheaper, too.

Video demo after the cut

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Acer ebook reader plans shelved over segment uncertainty

Acer ebook reader plans shelved over segment uncertainty

Acer have apparently shelved their ebook reader plans, with company chairman Wang Jeng-tang telling reporters that the ereader market was not yet big enough and that a proven business model had still not been finalized by the industry as a whole.  Earlier this year, Acer had announced plans to release a 6-inch ereader - based on an E Ink e-paper panel - by the end of June 2010.

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