MaximumPC had the opportunity to take a closer look at the upcoming Alex eReader from Spring Design, this model uses the Marvell ARMADE 166E processor and features the Android operating system. You can check it out over here.
Based on Android, Alex features a color lower touch screen with a 6-inch electronic paper display. Using its built-in 3G modem or Wi-Fi, the Alex will let you visit a web site, select a story, and the device will reflow it to the EPD screen. The color screen can then be switched off to save power. This makes browsing blogs and news sites much more feasible, since you don't have to wait for the ebook to render individual pages before you get to your target content.