Amazon Announces Kindle Oasis

Amazon has officially announced its latest and greatest e-reader product, as well as the latest member joining the Kindle family, the Kindle Oasis, delivering the eighth generation of Kindle that's "incredibly thin with an ergonomic grip that shifts the center of gravity to the palm of your hand".

The Kindle Oasis features 6.0-inch Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta and built-in light at 300ppi, 4GB internal storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, 4.6 ounces and 3.4mm at its thinnest point, built-in accelerometer, new hibernation mode that minimizes power consumption, page turn buttons, and included leather charging cover in black, merlot, or walnut color options (delivers months of battery life).

According to Amazon "To lean back and read for hours, you need a sanctuary from distraction," The company continued "We want Kindle to disappear, and Kindle Oasis is the next big step in that mission. It’s the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built—thin and ultra-lightweight, it gets out of the way so you can lose yourself in the author’s world".

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is now available to pre-order for $289.99, while e-reader is expected to begin shipping in the coming weeks.