Where’s Alex?

Alex, the forthcoming eReader best known for being a “Nookalike,” because it was made by Spring Design, a company Barnes & Noble consulted early in the process of putting together the Nook, was supposed to be available on February 22, but it wasn’t. According to Engadget, Spring Design said the release date has been pushed back to early March.

Or, more accurately, Spring Design was a little less specific: “we’re being told to check back during the first week of March,” writes Engadget. So maybe it’ll be available, and maybe it won’t.

Alex is supposed to cost $399, but there’s another product coming out shortly after that, which includes some eReader functionality among other cool things, that only costs $100 more…