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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch gets light-up E Ink soon

04/11, 3:50pm

Nook Simple Touch to be first with light-up screen

Barnes & Noble looks likely to preempt Amazon's front-lit Kindle with an e-reader of its own. A leaked instance of in-store signage at The Digital Reader shows the Nook Simple Touch getting "GlowLight," a nickname for a system that evenly illuminates the display despite coming from the edges. Although not mentioned in the ad, the effect is easier on the eyes than an LCD backlight.

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Amazon Kindle may get lit E Ink display to fight tablets

04/06, 3:30pm

Amazon snaps up Oy Modilis to get night Kindle use

The combination of a leak and discoveries has revealed that Amazon is likely developing a unique illuminated E Ink screen. A source showing a disguised prototype in person to TechCrunch had an adjustable screen that evenly lit up with a cool light. The effect was like that of a white LED, but softer and easier to read, according to the anecdote.

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