I had a similar problem with the screen looking washed out in areas. I think it was the screensaver and a partial refresh.
Will have to try the kindle in sunlight except it has been raining or cloudy non-stop.
Update: Bummer. Mine exhibits this behavior. I have a new one on the way and this will be the first thing I check after registering it.
Last edited by freecia; 03-09-2009 at 05:26 PM.
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