March 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The army of Android-based ereaders has a new recruit, the 1Cross Tech MIDHybrid. The MIDHybrid is a dual-screen reader with a 6-inch e-ink screen on the left and a 3.2-inch TFT LCD screen and keyboard on the right. The device is designed to resemble a book and can be folded in half for ebook reading, or controlled through the LCD screen on the right.
The MIDHybrid includes a 2,000 MAh battery, CDMA/GSM support, Bluetooth, 3.5mm listen/speak headset jack, built-in microphone, and a front-facing webcam. The Android 1.6 device is currently undergoing the Google certification process in hopes of being able to include the Google experience apps and the Market. This is the closest that anyone has come to fully merging the ereader and smartphone experiences. Whether anyone actually wants that remains to be seen as there are no pricing or availability details just yet.