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Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
« Reply #650 on: May 04, 2016, 07:35:04 am »
 Very quick first impressions, based on minutes of use:

The walnut cover is darker than I expected. Not a problem.

I like the way the Oasis easily pops in and out of the cover. Yet it does feel secure, as others have reported I can easily dangle from the flip cover with no feeling that the Oasis is about to pop loose.

My screen is fine based on a couple of minutes of use. If I scrutinize and look for them at my close focusing distance, I think I can see scallops on the right side just very faintly. No sign of them at all on the left side.

Finally, for the first time since the K2 I like the buttons! Hooray!  I'm going to have to decide whether I want the top or the bottom button to be page Forward.  I'm leaning towards changing it to the bottom one.

I have not hooked up to Wi-Fi yet, just operating off of the 3G with no problems. Of course I live in downtown Oklahoma City so that's not too surprising.  But no evidence at all of any issues with the 3G.

The size is indeed small, the box reminded me of a thin version of one of those boxes that square desktop calendars with a Far Side cartoon per day come in.

Have to leave for the dentist in a few minutes, so I will send this to charge while I'm gone.  Further comments will come in the first impressions thread.
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #651 on: May 04, 2016, 07:51:41 am »
    Awaiting delivery of my Merlot/Wifi today!  Hopefully this morning but will probably run later since it's something I'm anxiously waiting for.   ::)

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #652 on: May 04, 2016, 08:11:46 am »
    My hubby has mine at his work!!
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #653 on: May 04, 2016, 09:00:47 am »
    My Oasis with black cover WiFi/3G is shipping today.  It should be here by Friday as I opted for 2 day shipping.
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #654 on: May 04, 2016, 09:55:58 am »
    Well, I finally bit the bullet and ordered an Oasis.  I have had my paperwhite for several years and just couldn't resist any longer.  My arrival date is June 7.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #655 on: May 04, 2016, 10:53:43 am »
    Delivered!  Unfortunately I won't be home for at least 4 hours, nor home with time to spare for almost 7.  But it's there!

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #656 on: May 04, 2016, 11:45:03 am »
    It's here!

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #657 on: May 04, 2016, 12:00:23 pm »
    I've very happy for all of you and hope you like your Oases!

    I called Amazon support today, the official release day of the Oasis 3G, because they still haven't updated my order of the Merlot Oasis 3G, w/o SO, with an estimated ship date. (They told me on a previous call to wait for the release date.) So I finally have a delivery date from support, which is "2-4 months," which she then narrowed down to somewhere between July 11 and August 15.

    Amazon tends to be conservative with their dates, so I think there's a good chance it will arrive prior to Mom's July 22 birthday, which is the main thing. Amazon still couldn't satisfy my curiosity, however, about why so many people were being given delivery estimates while I was left hanging.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #658 on: May 04, 2016, 12:17:35 pm »
    My Oasis has arrived. I think I have a bad headache and need to go home. ;D

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #659 on: May 04, 2016, 12:58:29 pm »
    Mine needed signing for, so they did not deliver it today. They didn't leave a missed delivery card either, so I had to contact Amazon customer services and tell them to ask a neighbour to sign for it if I'm not around.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #660 on: May 04, 2016, 01:22:42 pm »
    Mine needed signing for, so they did not deliver it today. They didn't leave a missed delivery card either, so I had to contact Amazon customer services and tell them to ask a neighbour to sign for it if I'm not around.

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    That's odd that it require a signature.  Do you have that set with your deliveries (UPS allows you to specify)?

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #661 on: May 04, 2016, 01:26:20 pm »
    Got it!!! Boy is it small. Lighting is perfect.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #662 on: May 04, 2016, 01:47:00 pm »
    Mine arrived about an hour ago.  It is small.  I don't see the scallops (yay!).  My screen looks more blue than ivory.  It may look different when I get home out of the bright office lights.  Right now it is set on 16.  Since I am at work and can't read, I am letting it charge.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #663 on: May 04, 2016, 01:47:16 pm »
    So in spite of my hesitation about the battery/cover battery and possible improvements if I wait longer... I ordered an Oasis today.  For those watching dates:

    Oasis w/o SO, Walnut, Wi-Fi only,  and I opted for the payment plan option, might change my mind on that later but like the flexibility.  It came up as available to ship on June 2.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #664 on: May 04, 2016, 02:11:23 pm »
    Usual UPS delivery is mid morning.  Not today.  2:15 PM.  I got it -- Walnut 3G SO.  :)  Geeez it's small.  I was worried about it fitting into various purse pockets.  NO problem.  Working with it now.
     
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #665 on: May 04, 2016, 02:27:43 pm »
    My Oasis with black cover WiFi/3G is shipping today.  It should be here by Friday as I opted for 2 day shipping.


    It has shipped and via UPS who just tosses packages on the uncovered steps from five feet away, rain or shine.  The UPS delivery guy is afraid of the dog barking in the house, he tosses all packages then runs back down the driveway.   We have 90% chance of rain on Friday and I have to work in our shop for two hours about mid-day.

    I was hoping it would come via LaserShip, they are here by 9:00 a.m. and bring the packages to the door.
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #666 on: May 04, 2016, 03:55:25 pm »
    Well I pulled the pin with Amazon.  Oasis Walnut WIFI with S/O. Due here June 6. Can't wait but will pretend to be patient.
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #667 on: May 04, 2016, 05:34:26 pm »
    Well I pulled the pin with Amazon.  Oasis Walnut WIFI with S/O. Due here June 6. Can't wait but will pretend to be patient.
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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #668 on: May 04, 2016, 06:35:33 pm »
    Mine came mid morning from usps. I was expecting the brown truck, but it was better as I got it sooner.  ;D

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    « Reply #669 on: May 04, 2016, 11:58:13 pm »
    That's odd that it require a signature.  Do you have that set with your deliveries (UPS allows you to specify)?

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    Hi Betsy. I'm in the UK, the practices must be different. They now have instructions to leave it with a neighbour to sign for it, so I hope to have it by about 7pm.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #670 on: May 05, 2016, 01:40:07 am »
    Hi Betsy. I'm in the UK, the practices must be different. They now have instructions to leave it with a neighbour to sign for it, so I hope to have it by about 7pm.

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #671 on: May 05, 2016, 03:48:03 am »
    Ah, yes!

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    I've had an email saying a neighbour has taken it in. So I will pick it up after work. I have no justification for leaving work early, but who knows if I might not decide to pack up a bit earlier as it is a lovely, sunny day in London...

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #672 on: May 05, 2016, 06:09:11 am »
    I've had an email saying a neighbour has taken it in. So I will pick it up after work. I have no justification for leaving work early, but who knows if I might not decide to pack up a bit earlier as it is a lovely, sunny day in London...

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    I have no doubt people have left work early for lesser reasons.  ;D

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    « Reply #673 on: May 05, 2016, 06:10:39 am »
    I've had an email saying a neighbour has taken it in. So I will pick it up after work. I have no justification for leaving work early, but who knows if I might not decide to pack up a bit earlier as it is a lovely, sunny day in London...

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    Re: The Official Kindle Oasis (and other models) Watch Party Thread
    « Reply #674 on: May 05, 2016, 07:04:19 am »
    I don't have the official "out for delivery" yet, but USPS in my little town has it now and it says "arriving today" - so mid-bro late afternoon I should have it! 
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