Kindles can read a variety of non-proprietary, non-DRM'ed formats. They read TXT, HTML, JPEG, and non-DRM Mobi files directly.
DRM is not to prevent other files from being readable on the Kindle.
The Kindle is already able to read more than just Amazon DRMed content, it can handle a number of formats.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
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