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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Amazon plans front-lit Kindle

From July, apparently, you'll be able to read on Kindle in the darkness of a night flight

Nivedita Bhattachargee reports for Reuters that Inc will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting.

The world's largest Internet retailer is aiming to have the new e-reader in stores in July, said a source, who has direct knowledge of the matter but asked not to be named because Amazon has not yet made the decision public.

Amazon has been ramping up production of the new Kindle, which will run on E Ink's display, the source said.

Amazon's Kindle e-reader has been popular, but readers have had to buy an external light to attach to the device to read in the dark. The front light eliminates that problem.

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