While the Kindle Oasis is set to officially ship three days from now, many buyers are reporting that they're going to have to wait, depending on the options, a week to several months to get their order.
Luckily, there is another option.
Best Buy is reporting on its website that it has the Kindle Oasis in its warehouse, and it is taking pre-orders. They only have the model with the black case and special offers, but they are promising to have it delivered by Wednesday, 27 April.
You'll have to pay $12 in shipping to get it delivered on Wednesday, but you'll (hopefully) be one of the first to get a Kindle. And if you're not in a hurry, Best Buy is saying that they'll ship the Kindle Oasis for free and deliver it by Friday.
There's no way to tell whether BB will live up to its promises, but I think it's worth a shot, don't you?
Launched earlier this month, the Kindle Oasis has a one-handed design with page turn buttons to one side of the screen, either left or right depending on your orientation.
It's being pitched as having great battery life and being the thinnest Kindle ever, even though as a matter of fact the two statements cannot be true at the same time. The long battery life is provided by a battery-cover which negate the claim to thinness.