Electronic book readers are closely related to multi-touch tablet PCs in design, and to a lesser degree in function. Amazon's Kindle dominates the market, but competition is blazing.
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The dual-screen e-book reader from Spring Design tries to beat market-leading devices from Amazon and Sony by including full Web browsing on a color screen, in addition to the typical black-and-white electronic paper display. Called the Alex, the device makes an e-reader more versatile by linking the Web to content on the six-inch E-Ink display, Spring Design said. The company said it is in discussions with wireless carriers and content providers. No timetable for release of the
product was announced.
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