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    News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Some official shots of new e-readers to be announced later today.
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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Looks good, I think I may make a purchase into the new kindle touch. But I do find it a shame that the kindle fire is not currently available in the UK due to content issues via their market place.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    backlit? doesn't sound easy on the eye

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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    backlit? doesn't sound easy on the eye
    It's backlit so that you can read it in the dark. You will presumably be able to read it without the back-light when you don't need it.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by FRISH View Post
    It's backlit so that you can read it in the dark. You will presumably be able to read it without the back-light when you don't need it.
    It will be interesting to see the detail on this later today. All the rumours up until now were regarding a front lit screen. I've not seen much info on the technology to support backlighting on an e-ink screen. It should still be much easier on the eye than an LCD screen because it will not be refreshing at 60hz+.

    The battery claims are interesting but bear in mind that Amazon typically assumes 30 minutes use per day, so 8 weeks is probably about 30 hours of actual use.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Backlit could be good fepending how much it impacts on the battery

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    Re: News - Amazon launches advert confirming backlit Kindle and Fire

    Backlight will probably sell it for me

    Though at the moment i just switch from my kindle to the kindle android app on my phone if i want to read at night, so i do have a workaround.

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