Originally Posted by bla
Also, back lighting a screen that size would eat your battery up in no time,,,,
I wouldn't mind the battery being used to some degree, the book reader batteries don't use anywhere near the power that a tablet does.
So - yep even if it meant that I had to recharge a back lit ereader once every day or second day etc then fine by me.
The alternative is - I don't use a current generation ereader, or a future generation ereader without it, and I don't think that I would be alone in making that choice.
Dedicated ereaders face stiff competition from tablet devices, so one wonders how much longer they'll be developed anyway.