Originally Posted by Danger
Old News and wrong facts
If you are talking about the Nook with Glowlight... It's NOT backlit, it's lit from the front, hence the extra layer on top of the screen...
Well technically it's sidelit, since the light is actually coming from the sides of the screen and the new layer spreads it evenly to reflect from front side of the existing eInk screen. But the familiar term "backlit" probably gives a better sense of what it actually looks like.