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Old 10-28-2017, 09:19 PM   #46
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It does not have speakers. You have to use bluetooth headphones or speakers.

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Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from Kindle Oasis to your Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:07 AM   #47
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If I can get mine jailbroken when I get it, this is the first thing I am going to try to do if it doesn't work out of the box.


Amazon really should support this for accessibility reasons if for nothing else.
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I doublechecked, but sadly there's no option for inversion in this fw version.
It will be in Accessibility Settings.
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:10 AM   #49
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I received my new Oasis today! For those interested some short notes:

Build quality is excellent. When you hold the device in your hand, it feels a bit cold, just like an iPad, but only or a few seconds. The reader is very comfortable to hold, even with one hand.

The light is distributed very even. NO light cones or light bulbs.

The light sensor works nice, but if you don't like it, it can be turned off easily.

Page turnes are very very quick.

Now the interesting part for the guys from the developers corner:

I have the 8 GB model, serial number beginning with G000. Firmware is 5.9.0.5.1, 6144 MB free space left!

In the font menu there are no bold options as in FW 5.8.11.

I am very pleased with this device. This is the first time ever I got a device without any flaws from Amazon. Maybe I was just lucky this time, but I say good job!
Thank you very much for giving your impressions. I am anxious about the lighting and your post has reassured me. .
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:56 AM   #50
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:00 AM   #51
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Can you let us know if the light is more blue or yellow in tint? Thanks. #PleaseSayBlue
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:00 AM   #52
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Can you let us know if the light is more blue or yellow in tint? Thanks. #PleaseSayBlue
The light is very neutral in my opinion. Not bluish, but also not very yellowish. That is a good thing, I think. It's time to make all color fractions happy

But, as light color may vary in different units of the same model, and people have different perceptions of the same thing, I doubt my answer is representative.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:12 AM   #53
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- G000P8

- model is Wifi only

- purchased in and delivered to Germany
Do you see anything similar to special offers on this new Oasis?

I'm asking about this because:

1. Amazon DE website says:
"Sie erhalten Spezialangebote und gesponserte Bildschirmschoner direkt auf Ihren Kindle. Die Angebote werden auf dem Bildschirmschoner Ihres Kindle angezeigt, wenn dieser nicht benutzt wird - sie stören Sie nicht beim Lesen."

(and the other European Amazons do not have such section).

2. The price in Amazon DE is 20 euro lower as compared to FR/IT.
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1. Amazon DE website says:
"Sie erhalten Spezialangebote und gesponserte Bildschirmschoner direkt auf Ihren Kindle. Die Angebote werden auf dem Bildschirmschoner Ihres Kindle angezeigt, wenn dieser nicht benutzt wird - sie stören Sie nicht beim Lesen."

2. The price in Amazon DE is 20 euro lower as compared to FR/IT.
There are no special offers on my KOA2. I also saw this text, when I bought my KAO, which never showed any special offers either.

229,99 Euro is the one and only price for the 8 GB Wifi model in Germany. When you buy it, you can not pay more to get rid of special offers.

The only thing is the shop on the homepage, which shows recommendations. This can be turned off in the settings.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:39 AM   #55
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There are no special offers on my KOA2. I also saw this text, when I bought my KAO, which never showed any special offers either.

229,99 Euro is the one and only price for the 8 GB Wifi model in Germany. When you buy it, you can not pay more to get rid of special offers.

The only thing is the shop on the homepage, which shows recommendations. This can be turned off in the settings.
I don't believe any Oasis sold outside the US has special offers.
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If I can get mine jailbroken when I get it, this is the first thing I am going to try to do if it doesn't work out of the box.


Amazon really should support this for accessibility reasons if for nothing else.
Thank you and I agree! Will be watching for your reports.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #57
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I don't believe any Oasis sold outside the US has special offers.
Oasis in Japan can be bought with or without special offers (2000 Yen price difference).
ETA: But all Prime members also get 4000 Yen discount on Oasis.

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Do you see anything similar to special offers on this new Oasis?

I'm asking about this because:

1. Amazon DE website says:
"Sie erhalten Spezialangebote und gesponserte Bildschirmschoner direkt auf Ihren Kindle. Die Angebote werden auf dem Bildschirmschoner Ihres Kindle angezeigt, wenn dieser nicht benutzt wird - sie stören Sie nicht beim Lesen."

(and the other European Amazons do not have such section).

2. The price in Amazon DE is 20 euro lower as compared to FR/IT.

One explanation is that Amazon may be trying to keep the price down to compete with the Tolino Epos (in preorder right now at 229 euros), the company's first 7.8" ereader. Tolino is the n.1 ereader provider in Germany, competing with Kobo and Amazon.
Tolino sells its ereaders in Italy as well, but it's no competition to Kobo and Amazon, and the Epos won't be released here anyway, so that might explain why the price is in line with France (who doesn't get Tolinos AFAIK).
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Tolino sells its ereaders in Italy as well, but it's no competition to Kobo and Amazon, and the Epos won't be released here anyway, so that might explain why the price is in line with France (who doesn't get Tolinos AFAIK).
I see it's a little cheaper in Germany than the UK. €229.99 in Germany, and £229.99 in the UK, but £1 is worth about €1.13 at present. The UK has a slightly higher rate of VAT, which accounts for some of the difference.
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