""I do see demand for a front-lit Kindle," said Jennifer Colegrove, Vice President of Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch, an NPD Group company, which monitors trends in the display sector.Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source | Reuters
There is a trade-off, she said: "Front-lit will consume battery power and (it'll) run out ... quicker."
Amazon also plans to launch a new tablet closer to the holiday season later this year, the source said. The new Kindle Fire is expected to have a bigger diagonal display of 8.9 inches, bringing it closer in size to Apple Inc's iPad. The company did not respond to calls or emails seeking comment."
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source | Reuters
tbd if/when B&N will sue over the front-lit model