We think the perfect e-reader would require a color screen, but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said today that not only is a color version of the Kindle not imminent, but that "I know it's multiple years. I don't know how many years but it's years." Lame.

Bezos also noted, as we had kind of expected, that Amazon will never reveal specific sales numbers for the Kindle, which is kind of disappointing but also kind of nonchalant and cool. We knew that color e-ink isn't nearly ready for primetime, so it's no big surprise that Amazon knows it. Looks like we're stuck with black-and-white for a few more years at least. [AFP]