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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2017, 12:11:08 PM »
Just ordered mine! 8GB/WiFi/Special Offers/Saddle Tan case to go with it... very excited about this!!! Got day of release delivery option too... cant wait!!!


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« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2017, 12:18:23 PM »
I just ordered.  Wanted 3G version and that is only available on 32 gig without offers.  Oh well, wanted the size.  Got the blue fabric cover.  The leather cover on my current Oasis shows too many bumps and bruises.  Wish it had been new charging port but they did not ask me. 
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« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2017, 12:20:28 PM »
Order placed! 8gb / Wi-Fi / no special offers / Indigo cover, release day delivery.  :)

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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2017, 12:25:52 PM »
Oh, this is such an exciting day! My last Kindle purchase was my trusty Voyage from November 2014. I'm so in need of a new Kindle fix! I was just telling my mom that new Kindles should be coming out and bam, this! I passed on the original Oasis because so many features on my Voyage weren't included on the Oasis. It looks like they took notice this time and added the auto adjusting light and the standing case. Two things that I use daily. I'm so excited to pull the trigger for this one. I told my mom about it over lunch and she said that she'll have to get one now because she can't stand me having a new one and her not.  ;D

I ordered the 32gb, no offers, wifi +3g, saddle cover for myself and 8gb, offers, wifi, merlot cover for my mom. Honestly, I would be happy with 8gb but I really wanted the 3g this time so I had to get the larger storage size. Oh well, I'll have plenty of books with me all the time.  ;)

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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2017, 12:29:11 PM »
Yay, finally we have a kindle watch again.

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« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2017, 12:29:33 PM »
The cellular connection is now 4G LTE where available, 3G everywhere else.
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« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2017, 12:41:43 PM »
Yay, finally we have a kindle watch again.


Yay!

First person to get their shipping notice: start a thread. ;D

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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2017, 12:53:09 PM »
Thank you all. I saw the new Oasis announced on CNN and knew I could find the details here.

Dont need this one, still happy with my Voyage.

With adjustable font sizes, 6 inch screen is just fine for me and I dont need waterproof. Folks that read in the tub will be happy tho!

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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2017, 12:57:28 PM »
I really really should not be getting a new kindle, but I could not resist.  I love floating in the pool reading my kindle when I go visit my mom in FL, and using the ziploc bags, or a waterproof bag for it, eventually has it telling me it's going to overheat.  Plus I like the idea that the cover does not contain the battery any longer (I'll deal with a bit heavier kindle) and can stop getting notices that my cover is not attached properly.   

  This 8gb/wifi/special offers/indego cover (although i wanted to get both the indigo and merlot covers, had to cut back somewhere, lol)

can't wait to get it. 
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« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2017, 01:28:17 PM »
Pics don't show a power button.  Have to admit I seldom use it.
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« Reply #60 on: October 11, 2017, 01:32:58 PM »
Pics don't show a power button.  Have to admit I seldom use it.
The power button is on the top. See the quick start guide: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/customerdocumentation/EC9/Quick+Start+Guide+-+US.pdf

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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #61 on: October 11, 2017, 01:46:42 PM »
I ordered the 32 gb, 3G version without special offers, charcoal fabric case. I added the 3 year warranty as I dont plan on buying another one for a while.  I have to decide now which I sellvoyage or oasis.


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« Reply #62 on: October 11, 2017, 01:51:54 PM »
This is the start of what I was worried about when the Oasis first came out.

I tried it but really didn't like it (mostly because of the shape and the return of the page turn buttons) and sent it back after just a few days, going to back to my Voyage, which I liked much better. But I said at the time that the real concern was that in the future all the new specs would be limited to the Oasis, as the top of the range model, so if you didn't like it you'd get left behind.

Not everyone will want all the new features of course, but that's not the point. Suddenly, the Oasis is the only 7" screen, the only waterproof kindle, the only one with built in Audible, the only one with optional storage sizes etc. The only thing I wouldn't particularly want or need is the waterproofing, but if they bought out a Voyage with the other improvements, I'd be pre-ordering right now.

The only good news is that it seems like the new fonts / bold options are going to be more widely available. Maybe I'll be proven wrong, but I doubt any of these other enhancements will turn up on the lesser models. And having had virtually every model of Kindle going (apart from the the first which wasn't available in the UK) I feel frustrated and disappointed.
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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #63 on: October 11, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »
I want to order it but don't see an option to pay for it over time again.  Maybe I'll get lucky and Amazon will replace my current oasis that doesn't hold a charge with this one. 

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« Reply #64 on: October 11, 2017, 02:31:31 PM »
There was a 5 payment option when I looked . ... maybe you have to be a Prime member?

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« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2017, 02:34:13 PM »
I want to order it but don't see an option to pay for it over time again.  Maybe I'll get lucky and Amazon will replace my current oasis that doesn't hold a charge with this one. 

You should see it here:


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« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2017, 02:35:46 PM »
Wow, that inverted text coming to fruition is awesome. Very excited to see how that was implemented. 32gb. Seems only needed if you're an Audiobook and comic person but great to see the option. Added fonts and weights are very very welcome.

Looks great...

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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2017, 02:40:10 PM »
Yeah . . . I'm going to be annoyed if the cables I have don't work, too. But if I'm reading things right, that shouldn't be a new problem.

BTW, here's a link to the Users Guide: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/customerdocumentation/EC9/Kindle+Users+Guide+EN-US.pdf  It refereneces "micro USB" which is what current kindles use.

Bummer. Looked like USB-C for a minute (the same plug as all the new Android and Macbooks) but alas no change which is just fine utlimately. Thanks for the catch, Ann
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2017, 02:44:12 PM »
I ordered the 32 gb, 3G version without special offers, charcoal fabric case. I added the 3 year warranty as I dont plan on buying another one for a while.  I have to decide now which I sellvoyage or oasis.


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haha. indeed. i ordered the exact same as you and have the same conundrum. Gonna sell the Oasis. want to keep haptic buttons in my Kindle portfolio. ;)
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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2017, 02:51:31 PM »
You should see it here:



Dang I don't see it on mine.  It just has the customize and add to cart option

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« Reply #70 on: October 11, 2017, 03:11:15 PM »
First thought - yey! Bigger screen and lower price!
Second thought - not including a cover, and the cover doesn't have battery. so the device itself is heavier and it will be almost impossible to read it with one hand. So... What's the point of this design if you can't easily hold it in one hand?

And the 12 lights instead of 10 is only reasonable considering the biggest screen.



Don't fret too much.  63grams does make a difference but I have the 8" Kobo HD and it's really easy to hold. The geometry should make that hold true one handed even more with the Kindle.

The 32gb is mostly for accommodating the Audible and Comic stuff that they're pushing more of. But power to you if you can even get close to filling that with books. That's an incredible library you must have. Good stuff.

I will skip this one. They actually made the Kindle itself more expensive and less easy to hold. Great.
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Re: New Kindle Oasis!
« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2017, 03:14:42 PM »
I need this like I need a hole in the head. I have no real gripes about my Oasis, and like the light weight and smaller size. Im also reading a lot less this past year. But Im still tempted! I will think about it, but probably wont bite.

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« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2017, 03:29:13 PM »
Dang I don't see it on mine.  It just has the customize and add to cart option

If I get the new one, I think that's what I'll do, too. Amazon will give $100 for it. May see if I can get closer to $175 elsewhere since it cost me around $350. OR, I'll sell the hubster's basic kindle and let him use my older Oasis. Keep my Voyage for me. Or . . . . .who knows . . . . maybe we'll just end up with 4 kindles in the house. ::) ;D

haha. indeed. i ordered the exact same as you and have the same conundrum. Gonna sell the Oasis. want to keep haptic buttons in my Kindle portfolio. ;)

Weird. You're in the US right? Are you a Prime member?

BTW, here's a link to a review on Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/11/amazon-new-kindle-oasis/ I'm looking for a picture with some of the alternate font options.
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« Reply #73 on: October 11, 2017, 03:43:01 PM »
Here's what it looks like with white on black text, from Engadget:




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