Originally Posted by induna
The three "Design Decisions" that Amazon mentions appear to be in direct response to the majority of negative reviews that focus on uneven lighting (shadows on the bottom of the screen), no audio/TTS, and less storage.
Exactly--I think this is an attempt at damage control specific to the low overall review score they're getting on amazon.com for their new flagship e-ink reader. While the color blobs are a problem, a lot of the other 1-star reviews relate to the audio or LED shadow.
I wonder if the tech blogs will FINALLY pick up this story.