By: Rishi Chawla, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Monday, July 11, 2016 - 11:44
The Amazon Kindle Oasis claims to be thinnest and lightest Kindle ever.
After launching All-New Kindle in India last month, Amazon has now introduced another version of Kindle in India, which is dubbed as Kindle Oasis. The Amazon Kindle Oasis claims to be thinnest and lightest Kindle ever, as it is 20% lighter and 30% thinner on average than any other Kindle. The Kindle Oasis has two different models- WiFi only model, which is priced at Rs 23,999, and WiFi + 3G, which cost Rs 27,999. The Kindle Oasis comes with free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
The Kindle Oasis has an all-new ergonomic design with physical buttons to effortlessly turn the page. The e-reader offers massive book selection, lowest prices, and over 30,000 free eBooks and 2 million paid eBooks. Moreover, Amazon claims to have over 500,000 eBooks available at Rs. 99 or less and over 1.5 million eBooks at Rs. 299 or less.
As far as technical specifications are concerned, the Kindle Oasis features a 6 inch Glare-Free display with E Ink Carta, has pixel density of 300 ppi, optimised font technology, and 16-level grey scale. The Kindle Oasis guides light towards the surface of the display with its built-in front light, which enables you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. It has a storage capacity of 4 GB. As per Amazon, the battery of Oasis can be charged in approximately 3 hours from a computer via USB cable and once charged it can stay up to eight weeks, based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Moreover, it has a Dual-battery charging system and comes with leather charging cover that boosts battery to last months.
This Oasis e-book reader supports public and private WiFi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). Further, Kindle supports various formats such as Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP through conversion. The Kindle Oasis measures 143 x 122 x 3.4-8.5 mm and weighs 131grams for Wi-Fi model and 133 grams for Wi-Fi + Free 3G model.