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Finally! Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle; priced at Rs 21999

12 October 2017

"The upgraded e-book device has a 7" (an increase on last model's 6" display), 300ppi display and is the first Kindle to have a water-proof design. Whether you want to read in the bath, the swimming pool or even in the rain- you name it- Amazon's latest Kindle can withstand being plummeted into two meters of water for up to 60 minutes.

The Kindle's rivals, including Kobo, have had water resistant versions of their e-readers since 2014, but have failed to disrupt Amazon's dominance of the ebook market. Today, the company has launched the new variant of the Kindle Oasis.

The Kindle Oasis guides light towards the surface of the display with its built-in front light, which enables you to read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. The price of the Kindle Oasis is around £40.00 cheaper than last year's oasis. The display still has a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch, which the brand says offers text just as sharp as before.

The Kindle Oasis comes with Bluetooth connectivity to let you connect wireless headphones or speakers. The all-new Kindle Oasis comes with 8GB storage, which has twice the storage as the first Kindle Oasis and can hold thousands of titles. The service has 250,000 audiobooks available for download on an ad-hoc or subscription basis, but one proviso of the integration is that customers buy both the ebook and the audiobook of the same book.

"Kindle Oasis" has a battery life measured in weeks and has fast-charging capability that allows it to go from zero to fully-charged in less than two hours. The device will start shipping from November 13. The 8GB model is priced at Rs 21,999 while the 32GB model (WiFi + free 3G) is priced at Rs 28,999.

Finally! Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle; priced at Rs 21999