Amazon Kindle Oasis with 7-inch display, waterproof design launched in India

Yolanda Curtis
October 12, 2017

The e-reader is already up for pre-orders in India, and will start shipping from the week of November 13.

"With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display and waterproof design, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever".

Also today, Amazon has announced new font size and bold settings will be "delivered as a free, over-the-air update to Kindle Paperwhite (Gen 6 released in 2013) and newer Kindle devices".

The 2017 Kindle Oasis will be available in two storage options: 8GB costing [$250] and 32GB costing £260.

What is more interesting is the fact that this is the first Kindle Oasis device which is waterproof.

Not only is the Kindle Oasis the only waterproof e-reader Amazon offers, it's also the only Kindle model capable of storing Audible audiobooks. "Kindle Oasis" can be immersed in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, but the Kindle Oasis will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said.

The Kindle Oasis comes with Bluetooth connectivity to let you connect wireless headphones or speakers. This new Kindle comes with a 7-inch display and also is the first waterproof model introduced by Amazon. Amazon also launched the Echo Show, with a screen, and an Echo Look that gives style suggestions.

This latest Amazon eReader has Wi-Fi support and a 3G model. The e-reader is available in 8GB and 32GB storage variants. In India, it's partnering with Vodafone for this, but the company says it will wireless coverage in "over 100 countries and territories". Rs. 28,999) for the Wi-Fi and 3G model. The water-safe fabric cover is priced at Rs. 2,999, and comes in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone colors, while the leather cover is priced at Rs. 3,999, and comes in Black or Merlot colors. 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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