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[TechCrunch] Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen

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The device I saw was crudely camouflaged in a sort of cardboard enclosure, but the screen was clearly visible. With a tap, a slider popped up on the screen, and as it was dragged to the right, the screen lit up evenly with a rather cool light. In the dark, it was plainly noticeable as a glow, and in uneven light — say, shade or a shuttered room — the slight illumination made the screen much more readable. At full blast it was definitely projecting some light (technically speaking it was reflecting it), but it was still a soft glow and not the harsh flashlight of a backlit LCD.

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Not the best excerpt, but then again the article isn't very concise. The TL;DR is a new Kindle will be released this year with a front-lit screen (thin panel in front of the e-Ink screen to illuminate it).
 
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And now I can finally pick up an eReader. I've been waiting for this for a while now, looks like I'll finally be able to invest in one of these.
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