Amazon.com disclosed the information of the next model of Kindle, and e-book reader. The release date will be April 27, 2016. It costs 289.99 USD.
Kindle Oasis is the 8th generation of Kindle family. It resembles previous Kindle at a glance. However, several features seem to be restructured. Kindle Oasis is the lightest model of Kindle. And the contrast of the screen will be improved.
Amazon.com: New - Kindle Oasis with Leather Charging Cover - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
A unique character of the Oasis is that it will be sold with a leather cover. This cover equips a battery. Kindle Oasis will survive without charge for months.
Do you think it is a fantastic gadget? I am afraid not.
The resolution of Kindle Oasis is 300 ppi, as well as Kindle Voyage. Even if it is thinner and lighter, they look not so innovative. In terms of battery life, current models have enough power for daily use.
I am wondering the usability of the next Kindle. If you can turn pages on Kindle as if you read a paperback, it will be amazing. I am not sure if Kindle Oasis will offer such an experience.
I think e-book readers are so mature that there is little room for further improvement. The next breakthrough will be the colored e-book reader.