Amazon on Wednesday unveiled a new Kindle Oasis to symbol a 10-year anniversary of a company’s strange Kindle e-reader launch.
The new Oasis comes with a incomparable screen, a waterproof pattern and a approach formation with Audible. Amazon says it has designed a new Oasis to be some-more organic and gentle to use, with a 7-inch, 300 ppi arrangement with aloft fortitude and faster page turns.
The device is also a initial waterproof Kindle and Amazon claims that can be submerged in adult to dual meters of uninformed H2O for adult to an hour. Amazon says a battery charges faster and binds charges for adult to 6 weeks.
The Audible formation is engaging though does need an additional step to make it workable. There’s no headphone jack on a new Oasis, so users have to bond a device to a Bluetooth-enabled device, like speakers or headphones, in sequence to listen to audio.
“Ten years ago, we introduced a initial Kindle with a goal of delivering any book ever created in 60 seconds or less,” pronounced Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services. “The all-new Kindle Oasis is a many modernized Kindle ever. Its thin, light, and waterproof pattern allows readers to stay intent in a author’s universe in even some-more places than ever before.”
The new Oasis retails for $249.99 for a 8GB indication and $280 for a 32GB option, and will start shipping Oct 31. The Kindle Oasis line initial launched a year ago.
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The new entry-level Kindle should broach a ideally excusable e-reading experience, though it has a lower-resolution shade than some-more costly models, and lacks a backlight.
Like Apple, Amazon has achieved near-monopolistic marketplace control, peak lively in terms of supply chain, and postulated consumer zealotry for the devices.