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Initial post: Apr 17, 2012 5:54:07 PM PDT
Avid Reader says:
I assume there are plans to produce a backlit kindle pretty quickly. Is there any kind of timeframe for bringing it to us?

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 6:06:30 PM PDT
It is in fact impossible to back light an eInk screen. There have been rumors that there may be a side-lit screen similar to the recent Nook model, but not backlit. Amazon is pretty good at keeping things quiet, so until they issue a press release nobody here is going to know any more than you do about whether that's true or when it might be available.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 6:09:14 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Eink cannot be backlit so there is zero chance Amazon will have a baclit kindle. There is a new front lit model coming out for the Nook and rumors that Amazon will have one as well but nothing has been announced.

Amazon is good at not announcing their products until it is ready to be released.

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 7:12:00 PM PDT
Wayne says:
Kindle Fire is lit of course since it is an LCD device.

Also, a 'glowing' Kindle will be coming out sometime soonish to compete with the B&N glow.

Posted on May 30, 2012 11:39:19 AM PDT
gte510i says:
I hope they call it 'kindle ember'

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 11:51:14 AM PDT
T. Cannon says:
That would be a great name. Where is the button that will let me vote for it? :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 11:52:59 AM PDT
Great name!

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 6:40:45 PM PDT
Kaitlyn says:
I third the great name! It's perfect. Someone quick trademark it now!;)
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