Amazon Hopes Readers Will Pay Big for Kindle With Better Battery Life, Sleek Design
May 12, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
Amazon.com Inc. denounced a Kindle Oasis — a eighth era of a renouned e-reading device — anticipating book lovers will be peaceful to compensate adult in sell for a neat pattern and months of reading but charging a battery.
At $289, a device costs some-more than 3 times as many as a many affordable Kindle accessible today. The new indication facilities a protecting box that doubles as an additional battery, providing as many as 9 weeks of reading but a new charge.
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Amazon sees electronic readers as a pivotal plan to offered some-more books given digital volumes cost reduction and are easier to discharge than printed copies. Amazon began as an online book store and now sells 4.4 million electronic book titles, including 1.1 million combined final year. It also sells $10-a-month subscriptions to Kindle Unlimited, that gives users entrance to some-more than 1 million e-book titles and thousands of audiobooks.
At 4.6 ounces (130 grams) and 3.4 millimeters (0.14 inch) during a thinnest point, a Kindle Oasis is 20 percent lighter and 30 percent thinner than progressing versions. The beveled pattern — thicker along one side — creates it feel even lighter since a core of sobriety is closer to a readers’ hand.
The Kindle debuted in 2007 as Amazon’s initial consumer gadget.
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(A prior chronicle of this story corrected a length of battery life in a second paragraph.)