iPad Alternatives: The Main Contenders

Just because most of us bought iPads doesn't mean that any of you should. There are plenty of devices, out now or coming soon, that can do some things as well—or better. Here's a roundup of the best: » 3/31/10 12:40pm 3/31/10 12:40pm

Spring Design's Alex Ebook Wi-Fi Reader Ships April 14; 3G Version In…

Spring Design's Alex, the $399 not-necessarily-a-Nook dual-screened Android ebook reader, is available for pre-order now, ships April 14, and will be in Borders and Books-A-Million stores this June. A 3G version's on the way, too, but don't hold your breath. » 3/16/10 8:00am 3/16/10 8:00am

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Coming Right Up Edition

In today's Remainders: the upcoming. The Spring Design E-Reader, soon to be available for presale; 4chan's mainstream embrace, as signaled by their Jeopardy mention; an idiotic Mall Cop's impending termination; a backlash to RFID gravestones, and more. » 2/24/10 5:30pm 2/24/10 5:30pm

The Ultimate Guide to Ebook Readers We Care About

There are too damn many ebook readers and it's tough to figure out what's worth buying and which reader will even survive the market. To make things easy, here's our guide to the readers that matter—for now. Updated. » 1/15/10 11:00am 1/15/10 11:00am

Spring Design Partners Their Alex E-Reader With Borders eBook Store

In case you having sleepless nights fretting about content partners for Spring Design's Alex e-reader, they've linked up with Borders, and will feature the Kobo eBook store on their dual-screened device. That's something Barnes and Noble likely won't be accused of copying. » 1/07/10 10:31pm 1/07/10 10:31pm

Spring Design Alex Android Ereader Hands On: Shut Up, Nook

The Spring Design Alex, the other dual-screen Android ereader, is what I had hoped the Nook would be: an ereader for hardware nerds. » 1/05/10 8:20pm 1/05/10 8:20pm

Spring Design's Injunction to Stop Barnes & Noble's Nook Sales Denied

While waiting for a court date over an intellectual property dispute, Spring Design wanted to stop Barnes & Noble from selling the Nook. Their injunction for that's been denied today, but they shouldn't really worry much over that anyway. » 12/01/09 11:42pm 12/01/09 11:42pm

Barnes & Noble's Nook May Violate Spring Design's Alex Reader…

Spring Design's Alex reader seemed very similar to Barnes & Noble's Nook. I thought that Spring Design was the copycat, but based on the lawsuit they filed for violation of intellectual property, it may be the other way around. » 11/02/09 11:05pm 11/02/09 11:05pm

Spring Design Alex Reader Hands On Video

Such fantastic timing for the Spring Design Alex reader to show itself on video. Dual-display, Android...feels familiar and looks good too. Now if only we had some pricing and release info. [YouTube via Engadget] » 10/20/09 11:40pm 10/20/09 11:40pm