Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Amazon Re-Kindles The Oasis With Upgraded Model

Amazon Re-Kindles The Oasis With Upgraded Model

The Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order in Canada on for $389.99, with the device ready for shipping on October 31.

"With a larger 7in, 300 ppi display, waterproof design, and Audible built right in, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever".

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. Last month, the company introduced several new Echo speakers and rolled out refreshed tablets. This means that you can now take your e-reader to any place you feel like. Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, and will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said. All of the waterproof Kindles come with Bluetooth connectivity, which will allow you to play your Audible titles on wireless speakers or headsets. This new Kindle comes with a 7-inch display and also is the first waterproof model introduced by Amazon.

The new Kindle Oasis will arrive in two storage configurations: 8GB and 32GB.

In the United States, the company is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant, but in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model, where the company pays for the 3G connectivity enabled by Amazon Whispernet. 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". Amazon also unveiled a new covers for the new Kindle Oasis, which can transform into a stand. The more premium leather covers in Merlot and Black options come for Rs. 3,999.

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.

In Australia, the new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order online at JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks for AUD $389 from today.

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