Amazon Canada Unveils Kindle Oasis: 7″ Display, Waterproof, Pre-Order for $389

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Speckledmind

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Amazon.ca has unveiled the all-new Kindle Oasis, the company’s newest e-reader. This new Kindle comes with a 7-inch display and also is the first waterproof model introduced by Amazon.

The new 7-inch touchscreen display makes it the largest screen ever for a Kindle, plus the IPX8 water resistance rating means it can be submerged in up to two metres of fresh water for up to an hour. This makes it particularly interesting for those who like to take their Kindles to the beach or the pool.



Amazon says the Kindle Oasis is faster, and now fits “over 30 per cent more words” per page, leading to less page turns. Even with a larger display, it is still lighter than their best-selling Kindle Paperwhite, weighing only 194 grams.

The new Oasis also supports audiobooks, allowing you to connect Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your books wherever you are.



The Kindle Oasis also features fast-charging (full charge in less than 2 hours), comes in 8GB or 32GB storage options, includes new font sizes and bold settings, has ambient light sensors to automatically adjust display brightness (12 front-lit LEDs versus 6 on the Voyage), plus new Accessibility Options (invert black and white).

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.”

New covers are also available in water-safe fabric at $54.99 (Indigo, Sandstone, or Charcoal) and premium leather covers at $69.99 (Midnight, Saddle Tan, or Merlot).

The Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order in Canada on Amazon.ca for $389.99, with the device ready for shipping on October 31. The 32GB capacity is only available in a cellular model at $489.99. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XDK92KS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=iphone0ca-20&linkId=12b9d38735d3c9c307623b6e5f4a1006

Source http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/amazon-canada-kindle-oasis/

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Yay for font sizes and more control over boldness, it's about time.  The font sizes especially have been a problem for me lately ... I like to read without my reading glasses and up until now the choices were between a font that wasn't quite big enough and the next size up was massive.  Hopefully they have hit that middle ground.  Also would like to have the choice at a light/medium bolding and it will be neat to try the inverse screen (that is if they release all the bells and whistles to my 7th gen paperwhite).

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I hear you Gerk, I find myself at the same place, witch is in a world of inconvenience because of those reading glasses.

Let us know if any of you put your hands on this new Kindle Oasis, I would be very interested in hearing back some feedback.
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From what I've read the font updates will all be coming to any Kindle Paperwhite (gen 6) or newer kindle, I've been watching to see if updates were available for mine but haven't seen any yet.