For all of the good things about e-readers -- their portability, capacity and convenience -- they seem a bit old-fashioned. That isn't just because they are single-function devices (after all, books are, too) but because the grayish tinge on e-ink screens looks outdated. Today, though, with the announcements of the front-lit Kindle (s AMZN) Paperwhite and Kobo Glo, e-readers took a big step forward and became more appealing for avid readers.
Thinking about getting a Kindle Paperwhite myself. But since I live in Tokyo it would be much easier for me to just run down the street and grab a Kobo Glo...hmmm