Backlighted Kindle coming soon?
It turns out that last year Amazon bought Oy Modilis, a Finnish company that patented lighting technologies that are suitable for e-readers. There are reports that Amazon is indeed planning to release a Kindle with some sort of lighting, and Devin Coldewey from TechCrunch claims he's actually seen a prototype. The light is soft and blue-white in color.
Personally I don't think it's so important to light my e-reader. If I want to read, I prefer an external light source, just like when I read a book. Reading on an LCD (or OLED) display in the dark is very annoying, but maybe Amazon's new "soft" light will be better.