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Amazon introduces waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis with Audible integration, metal body

12 October, 2017, 12:12 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • Amazon introduces waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis with Audible integration, metal body

As well as a high-resolution Paperwhite display, thin ergonomic design and waterproofing, Amazon say that - like the original Oasis - the new eReaders will boast a battery life "measured in weeks, not hours". The Kindle Oasis is now available for pre-order and will start shipping from November 13.

The new 7-inch touchscreen display makes it the largest screen ever for a Kindle, plus the IPX8 water resistance rating means it can be submerged in up to two metres of fresh water for up to an hour. The screen is slightly larger than the previous model.

Not only is the Kindle Oasis the only waterproof e-reader Amazon offers, it's also the only Kindle model capable of storing Audible audiobooks. 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. This new Kindle comes with a 7-inch display and also is the first waterproof model introduced by Amazon.

Amazon has unveiled their new Kindle device, the second-generation Oasis. Another nifty feature, Audible integration will allow users to seamlessly switch from a textual version of a book to its audio counterpart, without having to open the Kindle or Audible mobile apps.

This Oasis e-book reader supports public and private WiFi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). Amazon has partnered with Vodafone to offer the free 3G connectivity in India, but says that the service will be available in "more than 100 countries and territories". You can also purchase water-safe fabric covers for your new Amazon Kindle Oasis in shades of Sandstone, Charcoal, and Indigo, all at Rs. 2,999.

The 32GB (Wi-Fi + free 3G) version of new Kindle Oasis costs Rs. 28,999, while the base model which is without 3G capability and comes with 8GB of storage costs Rs. 21,999.

Amazon is offering a pre-order bundle of the waterproof Kindle, which includes a power adapter and leather cover of your choice, along with the Kindle Oasis.

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