Flash! Kindle for Android app does not work with the Alex
I was curious about this, so I asked the folks at Spring Design, who make the Alex EBR (E-Book Reader).
All I did, by the way, was use the Contact form at their website. I didn’t identify myself as a blogger or anything…while I did plan to share it with you if they responded, I was really asking for me. I’m not a company, so I tend to leave those fields blank, when allowed.
They got back to me with an e-mail in under a day…impressive!
I was asking them if the new Kindle for Android app would work on the Alex (which is an Android device). That would be a dynamite combination!
I haven’t used an Alex yet, but it does seem like quite a device. It’s a six inch, E Ink reader (like the Kindle and NOOK), but has a full web-browsing 3.5″ screen. For more details, see my earlier post.
One concern I’ve had with the Alex is the books which are available for it. Having a Kindle reader app on the Alex would give it the best in-copyright selection out there for e-books…and I assume pretty spiffy web access for things like e-mail.
A negative to the Alex (which has become more of a negative recently) is that the price is $399.99.
I was told that the app may run on the Alex in the future. In part, the e-mail said:
“At the current time, the kindle app will not work with the Alex; however, it may be adopted in the future.”
Just thought I’d let you know… :)
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.