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Upcoming Amazon Kindle Oasis leaked ahead of reveal

By Jos
Apr 11, 2016
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  1. Amazon will soon announce a radically redesigned Kindle reader and details have leaked online on the Chinese website Tmall before Jeff Bezos’ grand reveal. Although the page has since been taken online, the device, dubbed Oasis, will supposedly be the new top-of-the-line model, introducing a wedge-shaped design and a larger bezel on one side of the display with physical page-turn buttons to make it easier to use one-handed.

    The new design allows you to hold and control the device with either hand from the thicker edge, with the screen rotating depending on its orientation. Screen resolution remains the same 300 pixels per inch as the Kindle Voyage but backlighting should be more uniform when reading in the dark, with Amazon including 60% more LEDs inside.

    The Kindle Oasis is 3.4 millimeters at its thinnest point and 8.5 millimeters at its thickest, while weighing in at 131 grams -- around 20% lighter than past models.

    The listing also details a battery case that comes included with the e-reader. It attaches to the Oasis with magnets, giving it up to 20 months of standby time. You can charge both the cover and internal battery simultaneously when attached.

    One thing that isn’t mentioned on the page is water resistance, an often requested and rumoured feature. With the device being called ‘Oasis’ perhaps not all hope is lost, so we’ll need to wait for Amazon’s official unveiling for news in that regard.

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  2. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    But will it be useful for Library use in Canada?
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    I didn't think people still used those... a library that is.
     
  4. w8676

    w8676 TS Rookie

    I didn't for years, until I realized I could borrow a good variety from my local library digitally for "free." (Obviously it's a bite out of my property taxes, but I have to pay those anyway, so might as well take advantage) It's pretty nice, depending on your available library systems.
     
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  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Yeah, I like that. I still use my local library but I never encounter any youngsters there, just old geezers like myself. I thought libraries were going out of style.
     
  6. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    Library card here is free, borrowing e-books by a download onto your device, I believe 20 at one 'loan', then they delete themselves when they are 'due' seems very popular among people I have talked to.
     

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