If you read some of the Kindle discussion groups, you'll see people complaining about "no backlighting", and then a few days/weeks later they will be lauding the fact that it has no backlighting.
There are converters available from Amazon and/or Mobi for pdf and doc files.
The hack allow ENCRYPTED Mobi files to be read on the Kindle. So you can buy a DRM-protected mobi book and read it on Kindle.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
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