Well, if it isn't a surprise to end all surprises
. Amazon's head honcho Jeff Bezos recently grabbed a mic at the outfit's annual shareholder meeting in Seattle, and when speaking about the "millions" of Kindle
e-readers that he's sold, he pointed out the obvious when questioned about the possibility of a color version
. In addressing concerns that LCD-based tablets may seem more attractive due to their ability to showcase color images and video, he noted that developing color electronic ink remains a challenge
, and while he's seen things
"in the laboratory," the prototypes are simply "not ready for prime-time production
." He also stated that these lust-worthy, mythical displays were "a long way out," but that the Kindle would remain focused as a dedicated e-reader moving forward. Hear that, Mirasol
? That's the ear-piecing sound of a market opportunity waiting to be exploited.