Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Ebook Reader Launched in India: Price, Release Date

Amazon Kindle Oasis Waterproof Ebook Reader Launched in India: Price, Release Date

The Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order online now at JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks for $389AUD and the 32GB device for AUD$529.

The all-new Amazon Kindle Oasis is the upgraded version of the Amazon Kindle Oasis and comes with a brighter 7-inch glare-free display with 60 percent more LEDs than the Kindle Voyage and Kindle Paperwhite and a high resolution 300 ppi (pixels per inch) display.

Eric Saarnio, head of Amazon devices in the European Union said: "It has a 7in screen, an inch larger than any of our recent devices, and is also the highest resolution with 300ppi screen density, meaning we can fit around 30% more words on the screen per page, which means customers have to turn fewer pages". "Kindle Oasis" can be immersed in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

Say goodbye to your waterproof cases, those damp books and those pesky electrical faults, the new Kindle Oasis has IPX8 waterproofing on its exterior, and it really is better than ever.


What is more interesting is the fact that this is the first Kindle Oasis device which is waterproof. Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, but the Kindle Oasis will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said.

The new Kindle device also comes with Bluetooth and integrates with Amazon's Audible service for streaming audio books to wireless headphones or speakers. The all-new Kindle Oasis comes with 8GB storage, which has twice the storage as the first Kindle Oasis and can hold thousands of titles.

Amazon is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant in the USA, while in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. The water-safe fabric cover is priced at Rs. 2,999, and comes in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone colors, while the leather cover is priced at Rs. 3,999, and comes in Black or Merlot colors. Unlike the original Kindle Oasis that promised two weeks of power, the new model should offer about six weeks of power via the built-in battery. The company is partnering with Vodafone for 3G connectivity in India. The regular model is Wi-Fi only and packs 8GB storage, whereas the mid-tier version has 32GB internal memory and costs $280.

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