Amazon Oasis: Introducing the first waterproof Kindle e-reader

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

Amazon announce new waterproof Kindle Oasis

According to Amazon, the 7-inch display of the next-generation Kindle Oasis features a 300 pixel-per-inch (ppi) density, which should fit over 30% more words per page.

Amazon devices boss Dave Limp said: "Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book ever written in 60 seconds or less".

Amazon has introduced an all-new Kindle with a 7-inch display and waterproof design dubbed as Kindle Oasis 2nd gen. "Kindle Oasis" can be immersed in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. The IPX8 rating indicates that the device is waterproof. 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.

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".

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"Kindle Oasis" has a battery life measured in weeks and has fast-charging capability that allows it to go from zero to fully-charged in less than two hours.

Amazon is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant in the United States, while in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model. The e-reader is already up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13. The $44.99 fabric cover is available in Charcoal, Indigo, or Sandstone, and the $59.99 leather cover comes in Merlot, Midnight, and Saddle Tan.

Amazon has also increased the number of customisation options available on the Oasis, including more type faces, a greater level of boldness gradation and font sizes and the ability to left-align text to better match the design of paper books. Rs. 28,999) for the Wi-Fi and 3G model. Moreover, with Kindle Unlimited offer Amazon claims to have over 1 million eBooks available at starting price of Rs 149 per month.

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