Amazon launched Kindle Oasis that will start shipping out on April 27. The product is available for purchase on Amazon India. Amazon Kindle Oasis starts shipping in India the same date it will start shipping in the U.S. that is April 27. However, the Wifi+3G model will not be available until May 11.
Amazon claims that Kindle Oasis is the slimmest and lightest Kindle so far. It is also the most expensive one of all the previous Kindles. For Wi-Fi model alone, Indian consumers will have to shell out Rs. 23,999. Whereas, the Wi-Fi+ 3G model costs Rs. 27,999.
The latter offers free 3G service and hence users can save the data charges that apply on a 3G connection. As a matter of fact, the Wi-Fi+3G model has been nomenclature to Wi-Fi+ Free 3G.
Oasis has a built-in 3G connection, and the wireless service can be availed free of subscription charge or contract fee. Wi-Fi+ Free 3G model of Amazon Kindle Oasis gives users the flexibility to use the device on the go.
Amazon Kindle Oasis comes with an inbuilt battery cover which clips to the device through a magnetic port. Amazon claims that the battery on Oasis lasts for months with the battery cover on.
Kindle Oasis does not come with a battery charger and buyer will have to shell out additional Rs. 1,199 for the charger. Amazon has incorporated few noticeable changes to Kindle Oasis, which includes reduction of weight, gripping structure and page turn buttons.
A fascinating feature of Oasis is its slim design which makes it 20% lighter than previous Kindles.