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.

Published Apr 6, 2012 3:34 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST
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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.

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

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.


Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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