Kindle Oasis

Thinnest and lightest Kindle ever

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1 Review3.5/5
Not sure battery life was the problem that needed solving in previous generation Kindles.
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@shloky the battery life on my Fire wasn't very good, but that's going back a couple years now!
@ems_hodge Heh, I refuse to consider the Fire as part of the Kindle family.
Looks great but quite expensive at a $290 base price. More details in @nickstatt's overview in The Verge.
@rrhoover @nickstatt ya, and if you want 3g and no ads it's closer to $400. That seems kinda crazy for a kindle. Guess I'm sticking with my Kindle touch that's old as mold.
@imns81 there's no difference in display between this and the voyage anyways. Not sure why Bezos think its worth that much.
I'm not sure that weight plays critical role in reading experience. I have lots of books that weight way more than Paperwhite or Voyage and I'm fine with it. For me It's rather the experience of turning pages. The less I think that I'm dong it the more I enjoy reading. For now I can't ignore the time gap between turning pages and also the way Kindle screen render pages. I have a Voyage and after reading a couple of reviews on Oasis I have no desire to switch.
Are they serious with that price? Between this and their disastrous Fire Phone, they're really losing touch with the kind of pricing customers want. It makes way more sense for them to focus on selling content and have their devices be low margin or loss leaders, this tactic just makes no sense. No one would ever drop this kind of money on a monochrome screen tablet when they could get an iPad Mini for that price, regardless of readability.
True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line” Kindle last week and Chinese site sent the e-reader world in a tizzy when it accidentally unveiled details of Kindle’s newest addition to the family on Monday. The site quickly took the page down, but not before the tech press caught wind of it.