#6417007, By Jackface Amazon Kindle

  • Jackface 1 Aug 2010 00:12:12 3,736 posts
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    mwtb wrote:
    BurnoutJunkie wrote:
    Doesn't it have a web browser built in also?

    Sort of. Amazon are supposedly trying to improve it though.

    BurnoutJunkie wrote:
    I was interested in this until someone told me that it doesn't have a backlight.

    Well it isn't that sort of screen -- it's kind of what makes it an eReader. The display uses reflected light like a normal printed page, meaning that you can read it in the sunshine, but need a reading light at night.
    Yeah the lack of backlight is kind of one of the big Features, giving it a considerable edge over something like the iPad for actual comfortable lengthy reading on the screen, not to mention the insane battery life it has.
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