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Old 03-21-2019, 10:41 AM   #31
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If they released a new Oasis that felt the same as the Voyage (smooth, velvety), I would love that. If it could come in 6” and 7” that would also be great. Warm light would also be nice. I’m hoping they do something like this later in the year.

Now, let’s see if this gets picked up by a certain website as a 'rumor'.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:45 AM   #32
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I suppose they want there to be a noticeable difference between the basic model and the others, and that is why they’re keeping the crappy resolution.

I was looking at buying a refurbished Kindle 4 yesterday, can get both this and cover for half the price of this one, and in some ways this was my favorite reader. It was sooo light, with wonderfully placed buttons, and battery actually did last a month of actual reading! (And it had the progress bar which I loved).

I was still tempted by this one though as a cheap take everywhere reader, especially as it comes in white. I haven't had a white ereader since my very first kindle, the kindle 2.

At one point I had both this and the kindle 4 in my basket, and took them out.

The contrast of the kindle 4 was also excellent, no light layer, no touch layer. I’m still tempted by the new one though...
That's true , I really hope they add buttons to the entry level Kindles again. The Paperwhite 4 also has more storage options and more leds. So another reason for a upgrade or difference from the new Basic. I'm pretty sure they will have the new Basic Kindle in the stores soon. I would like to see one in hand. Although I'm holding out for buttons of some kind.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:49 AM   #33
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If they released a new Oasis that felt the same as the Voyage (smooth, velvety), I would love that. If it could come in 6” and 7” that would also be great. Warm light would also be nice. I’m hoping they do something like this later in the year.

Now, let’s see if this gets picked up by a certain website as a 'rumor'.
Maybe , one can hope. The Oasis 2 will be 2 yrs. old in November.
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:15 PM   #34
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£10 more in the UK for the basic Kindle with a frontlight makes perfect sense to me and it will more than likely sell better than it's predecessor.

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Old 03-21-2019, 01:19 PM   #35
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...The new Kindle boasts a new e-ink touchscreen with better contrast and a resolution of 167 pixels-per-inch. ...
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Is it a new screen (Carta?), or is only the light new?
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:47 PM   #36
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I’m in the ‘Are you kidding?” camp. I just bought the PW4 on sale for $99 Cdn;( regularly $140.) The basic will cost $120. It doesn’t seem like a good deal.

I’m puzzled about why the PW4 is on sale so frequently though. I assumed something new must be coming, so they are clearing out stock. But surely the new basic, with a white option, can’t be it. I wonder what’s up.

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Old 03-21-2019, 04:00 PM   #37
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I’m puzzled about why the PW4 is on sale so frequently though. I assumed something new must be coming, so they are clearing out stock. But surely the new basic, with a white option, can’t be it. I wonder what’s up.
They're more interested in keeping you in their ecosystem so you buy your books there (and probably other things while you're at it) than they are about making money on the hardware.
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:25 PM   #38
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They're more interested in keeping you in their ecosystem so you buy your books there (and probably other things while you're at it) than they are about making money on the hardware.
Makes sense. I kinda wonder if, similar to what Microsoft has done for years with Xbox, they may even be willing to sell the hardware in volume at a slight loss if necessary, in order to drive adoption and pump up software (or ebook in this case) sales.
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:20 PM   #39
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Makes sense. I kinda wonder if, similar to what Microsoft has done for years with Xbox, they may even be willing to sell the hardware in volume at a slight loss if necessary, in order to drive adoption and pump up software (or ebook in this case) sales.
And Kindle Unlimited subscriptions.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:41 PM   #40
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$90 look surprisingly cheap, even with junk features like BT, WiFi, and light. But it seems it is US-only?
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:58 PM   #41
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All Kindles have Wifi. Now they all have a front light. Bluetooth is handy if you listen to audiobooks. I do but I wouldn't use a Kindle for that. There are much better choices for audiobooks.

I don't think it's an unreasonable price and if you don't mind the lower resolution it's probably a decent device. I certainly don't think it's a cheap price.

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I was looking at buying a refurbished Kindle 4 yesterday, can get both this and cover for half the price of this one, and in some ways this was my favorite reader. It was sooo light, with wonderfully placed buttons, and battery actually did last a month of actual reading! (And it had the progress bar which I loved).

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The contrast of the kindle 4 was also excellent, no light layer, no touch layer. I’m still tempted by the new one though...
And, I did it, I bought a refurbished Kindle 4! I miss it so much, and they are currently $23 on woot. I’ll read it outside in the glaring sunlight. And keep the Oasis for indoors and the pool. Can’t wait to get my tracking bar back.

https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/20...tarting-at-23/

ETA: Added a used cover from amazon for $9.30 inc tax, so will have a great retro reader set up to take everywhere with zero battery worries for under $35 all in. I’m excited about this.

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They're more interested in keeping you in their ecosystem so you buy your books there (and probably other things while you're at it) than they are about making money on the hardware.
In that case, they’re pretty clever, ‘cause it’s working! I used to deliberately split my purchases between kobo and amazon, because I figured competition was good for everyone. But somehow I’ve slipped over to the line towards amazon.
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