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

The next Kindle should feature a front-lit e-ink screen and not have the harsh glow of a back-lit LC

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 6, 2012 8:34 pm

Someone who lives in Seattle has found a nice piece of information regarding the upcoming Kindle's screen. It would appear that the new Kindle will feature a screen that is front-lit as opposed to most LCDs theses days which are back-lit. Amazon, apparently, purchased a company which was the world leader in light-guide technology.


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The device which was seen by our friends over at TechCrunch was crudely camouflaged inside a cardboard box. The screen was, obviously, clearly visible from the box. I say obviously because it would be pointless to have the device if you couldn't use it. The viewer describes the screen as a soft glow as opposed to the harsh "flashlight" of a back-lit LCD.


Size and shape were impossible to tell due to the cardboard camouflaging it. This should be a nice change from the current generation of e-readers which feature an e-ink screen which isn't quite the same as paper. I still prefer my books in paper, but it looks like that could change with this new Kindle.


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