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Re: Kindle Fire

Postby Isha » 11 Apr 2012, 20:41

Two updates: There is a store near NTU which sells Kindle at +500NT price. And, to read on Kindle I would need light. Does Kindle fire also needs lamp to read books?
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Re: Kindle Fire

Postby Adam_CLO » 11 Apr 2012, 21:06

Isha wrote:Two updates: There is a store near NTU which sells Kindle at +500NT price. And, to read on Kindle I would need light. Does Kindle fire also needs lamp to read books?

Traditional Kindles use e-ink which is great in sunlight and where there's light - i.e. you would need a lamp to read at night. it doesn't cause strain on the eyes and the battery lasts several days between charges. It's only black and white / grayscale so images don't show very well, which doesn't make it very good for surfing the web.

The Kindle Fire uses an LCD similar to the iPad - not so good in sunlight and outdoors but has its own backlight for night reading. It's also full color, so images look great and you can surf the web on it. However, like reading a computer monitor, it may cause strain on the eyes if you're reading for extended periods.
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Re: Kindle Fire

Postby PapaAzucar » 12 Apr 2012, 10:44

It looks like the next version of the Kindle e-ink reader is going to have the front-lit screen.
http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/06/next-generation-of-e-ink-kindle-to-sport-new-front-lit-screen/

It also sounds like in the US, Barnes Noble has beat the Kindle to the punch with the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/04/11/new-nook-to-have-front-lit-screen/
http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2012/04/02/new-nook-touch-to-have-led-flex-lighting-for-night-reading/

Again these are the next e-ink readers, and not the next 3 models of Kindle Fire which have the backlit LCD displays.

Edit: This has the next Kindle e-ink reader as front-lit as well as colored e-ink display.
http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/amazon-kindle-e-readers-may-get-display-upgrade-1075657

Edit: This shows the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight so that you can get an idea of what the next Kindle e-ink might be.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuS6ri04PGg

Edit: Kindle Fire's rival Google tablet is LCD backlit (not e-ink front-lit).
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/google-drops-strong-hint-that-its-to-release-a-kindle-fire-rival-1075906

Edit: This shows the dropping in the demand for e-readers.
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/demand-for-kindle-fire-e-readers-waning-1075990
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