It's interesting that the article notes the screens, manufactured by e-ink, come pre-installed with screen-lights. So e-ink is manufacturing screens with lights pre-installed! Lets hope they're good. Then again, I'm not sure I can believe that. Lights are not e-ink's business.
Re: a new Nook, that deserves its own thread. A lot of people don't think B&N will be releasing a new e-reader this year, if at all. If they release / update a device with a screen as good as the kobo (but with the ability to dim it more) and keep the eminently rootable Androis OS, I would really want one. Oh, well. I can dream.