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Old 04-13-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Amazon announces Kindle Oasis

The press embargo is over! And it's a high price for the new Kindle - US$289.99/€289.99/£269.99/CA$399.99
The new Kindle will be available from 27th April 2016.

Amazon press release:

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Introducing Kindle Oasis—Our Thinnest and Lightest Kindle Ever

Designed to feel weightless—incredibly thin with an ergonomic grip that shifts the center of gravity to the palm of your hand, creating the perfect balance so you can read comfortably for hours with one hand

30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than any other Kindle
Battery life given as 8 weeks (1/2 hour a day, light 10, wireless off). Voyage battery life is given as 6 weeks under the same conditions. Battery life of the Oasis without the case is given as two weeks. Capacities: 250 mAh for internal battery, 1290 mAh for cover battery.


The display seems to be a 300ppi Carta display (like PaperWhite and Voyage), but with the LEDs along the longer side (which explains why ten are needed), and no mention of adaptive lighting. Some reports suggest that the display uses a new thinner, more flexible glass substrate. (Possibly the Fina display technology?)

Reviews and comments from The Verge, Fortune, CNBC

Amazon US link
Amazon DE link
Amazon UK link
Amazon Canada link

Quick Start Guide pdf:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/c...e+-+global.pdf

Kindle Oasis User's Guide pdf: (the document name says WHISKEY !!!!)

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/c...de+-+en_US.pdf

Note that the US price is "with special offers", the other prices are without special offers, which in the US is $20 more - $309.99.

At today's exchange rates, $309.99 is €274.66, £218.16 and CA$396.82

So UK price (adding 20% VAT) and the Canadian price are about the same as the US price. The Euro price is a lot cheaper!

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Amazon press release:

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Introducing Kindle Oasis—Our Thinnest and Lightest Kindle Ever

Designed to feel weightless—incredibly thin with an ergonomic grip that shifts the center of gravity to the palm of your hand, creating the perfect balance so you can read comfortably for hours with one hand

30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than any other Kindle

Dual-battery charging system provides the longest battery life of any Kindle—included removable leather charging cover lets you read for months without plugging in

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2016-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Eight years ago, Amazon introduced Kindle, making it possible for the first time to think of any book and start reading it in seconds. Since then, Amazon has introduced new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and faster—all on a mission to make the device disappear so you can lose yourself in an author’s story. Today, Amazon took another step toward this mission: introducing Kindle Oasis—the eighth generation of Kindle—crafted from the ground up for readers, with an all-new, incredibly thin and light design, plus an included charging cover that delivers months of battery life. Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order today for $289.99 and will start shipping in the coming weeks. Meet Kindle Oasis at www.amazon.com/kindleoasis.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:12 AM   #6
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I'll say the obvious: $290 when the Paperwhite with the same resolution has just come off sale for Prime members at $90?!!!
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That is far too high a price.

Edited to say in the UK it's £100 more than the Voyage. Even if you buy an official Amazon case it's still £50 more. Do they think we are all mugs, because thats what it seems like.

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Old 04-13-2016, 10:17 AM   #8
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"The device feels great in one hand, and it can be flipped from the left hand to the right with ease."

"In that context, the Oasis is meant to be the first desirable e-reader, marketed with its visual and tactile appeal instead of with its functional role in our lives. It’s appealing to customers who want a digital reading experience to feel more like a holding a well-crafted book and are willing to pay a premium for it."

"...it’s easier to think of the Oasis as a more luxury version of the Paperwhite pressed into a smaller form, with a nifty leather battery case."

Their market research must have revealed an audience for this device.
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It's on site. The rumors that it would cost $290 were overblown. It's only $289.99.


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The price doesn't suprise me. $200 for the Kindle, just like the Voyage and another $80 for the leather cover. Amazon's other leather covers are $60 right? and this one has a battery in it.

The really disappointing thing is that you can't get it without the cover. Don't try and tell me its ergonomic and lightweight and perfect for one handed reading and super thin and then force me to buy a case with it which undoes everything you just told me is great about it.
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