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

Amazon introduces waterproof 7-inch Kindle Oasis with Audible integration, metal body

The Kindle Oasis has two different models; 8GB WiFi model, which is priced at Rs 21,999, and WiFi + 3G with 32GB storage model that will cost you Rs 28,999.

In terms of specifications, the device features a 7-inch display with 300 ppi.

Not only is the Kindle Oasis the only waterproof e-reader Amazon offers, it's also the only Kindle model capable of storing Audible audiobooks.

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Amazon devices boss Dave Limp said: "Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book ever written in 60 seconds or less".

The portable device was first introduced in 2007 and sparked the rise of e-readers and digital books. Other than this, the device is IPX8 waterproof certified, as it can be submerged in water up to 2 metre for up to 60 minutes.

In the USA, the company is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant, but in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model, where the company pays for the 3G connectivity enabled by Amazon Whispernet. Amazon also unveiled a new covers for the new Kindle Oasis, which can transform into a stand.

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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.

Eric Saarnio, head of Amazon devices in the European Union said: "It has a 7in screen, an inch larger than any of our recent devices, and is also the highest resolution with 300ppi screen density, meaning we can fit around 30% more words on the screen per page, which means customers have to turn fewer pages". The 32GB capacity is only available in a cellular model at $489.99.

An Audible app has been built in, though the device doesn't feature any speakers, meaning users will need to stream audio books through Bluetooth to headphones or speakers. The more premium leather covers in Merlot and Black options come for Rs. 3,999. The base model - without 4G capability and with 8 GB of storage - costs $250 (roughly Rs. 16,290). The device is available for pre-order on Amazon.in and will go on sale from November 15.

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