Spring Design closed an agreement to enable users of its upcoming Alex eBook reader to access and download more than a million books from the Google Books project. This dual-display eReader was originally scheduled for the end of 2009, a new launch date hasn't been announced yet but the company says Alex will arive soon.
Alex, a dual-screen electronic book reader, is based on Google's Android operating system and therefore can run some Android applications. The reader includes a Web browser, wireless networking using Wi-Fi or 3G, and audio and video playback.
"We are excited to be part of Google's initiative to digitize and deliver the world's books and look forward to the markets and opportunities these efforts will open up for readers as well as independent authors," said Spring Design Chief Executive Priscilla Lu in a statement.