Kindle Oasis Leaks on Amazon.Ca, Lists For $999

Kindle Oasis Leaks on Amazon.Ca, Lists For $999 e-Reading Hardware Kindle When I reported on the leaked Kindle Oasis images this morning I wasn't sure whether they were real or a hoax, but now Amazon has removed all doubt.

Someone at Amazon.ca has inadvertently updated the listing for the Kindle Paperwhite with a new comparison. The Kindle Oasis has been added to the chart. I have pasted a screensnap of the chart below (and uploaded a copy to the Internet Archive), but the short version is that  the leaked chart confirms just about every detail we learned this morning.

The Kindle Oasis has a lopsided design built around a 6" Carta E-ink screen. It weighs 131 grams, comes with a touchscreen, page turn buttons, and the battery-cover. It will come in both Wifi and 3G varieties, and boasts a battery life of months.

Virtually everything we thought we knew from this morning has been confirmed, leaving only two details unknown.

We don't know the price, or the release date.

The latter is not mentioned in the comparison chart, and the chart says that the Oasis will cost $999 CAD. Obviously that is a placeholder for the real price, which Amazon will probably announce this week.

The latest guess says that Amazon will announce the Kindle Oasis on 13 April - Wednesday. While I expect that rumor to come true, I have no evidence to back it up.

Stay tuned.

Kindle Oasis Leaks on Amazon.Ca, Lists For $999 e-Reading Hardware Kindle

 

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

34 Comments

  1. tubemonkey11 April, 2016

    $999? Why not; after all, it does have an extended battery and a fancy charging cover 😀

    Reply
  2. Byl11 April, 2016

    If the price is a placeholder that should be noted in the post title. Basically the headline is $999 and it’s only at the bottom of the post that you find that out. No, I didn’t believe it but people will and it makes the title of the blog post wildly inaccurate.

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  3. DavidW11 April, 2016

    Perhaps just change will to may in the title. That is the difference between a lie and speculation.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder11 April, 2016

      I changed it to “lists for”.

      Reply
  4. fjtorres11 April, 2016

    I’m interested but only if it is also available unbundled.

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    1. Steve H.12 April, 2016

      The comparison chart says charging cover included…still hopefully they can put it on sale for 950…What looks to emerge is a four tiered Kindle lineup. Hopefully with a permanent Voyage price drop and some reasonable price for the Oasis.

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  5. Haesslich12 April, 2016

    This may be a good step up from my PW1, which in turn replaced a Kindle Touch, itself a replacement for the K3. Especially if it has the 4GB of storage that the PW2/3 and Voyage shipped with.

    On the one hand, I’ll miss the SD card slot from the Kobo Aura and Aura H2O. On the other hand z it’ll be a lot lighter than both and easier to use one handed – which is huge for me, since the other hand is often used with public transit or just opening doors or whatever.

    Now if only it comes in at a lower price bracket than the Voyage’s $379 CAD for the 3g version…

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  7. poiboy12 April, 2016

    the price is most definitely not $999CDN. but what an unattractive design.. lopsided… no thanks.

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  9. puzzled12 April, 2016

    Unless I missed it, there are three things unknown: the two you mentioned, and the processor.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder12 April, 2016

      Good point.

      Reply
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  11. […] will Amazon den neuen eBook-Reader Kindle Oasis erst in den nächsten Tagen vorstellen. Auf der kanadischen Website von Amazon wurden jedoch bereits heute versehentlich alle Hardware-Details zum neuen Flaggschiff […]

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  12. javi12 April, 2016

    Last year, on September it was in the news that Lab126 (property of Amazon) was working in a Kindle e-reader with two-year battery life… here is it.

    The next… kindle 12 inch: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/08/12-inch-amazon-tablet-rumored/ It will be in September and it will have a electrowetting display.

    I said the first. Remember it.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder12 April, 2016

      That is a Digitimes rumor, and so it’s safe to disregard as utter nonsense.

      I’m more interested in another rumor from last year. Someone leaked a description of the design of the Kindle Oasis on Weibo. I didn’t believe it at the time, but it was eerily accurate.

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  13. Steve Miller12 April, 2016

    I don’t see a mini-USB port on the kindle itself. So charging HAS to happen through the case? Based off the pics, I’m really worried that side-loading content has either come to and end or been made more difficult.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder12 April, 2016

      Good point. I’ll double check.

      I don’t see it in the images, so I’ll be sure to keep an eye out.

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    2. Chris Meadows12 April, 2016

      Well, if the case is optional—as most cases usually are—then it would have to have a way to charge just the reader by itself, wouldn’t it?

      Reply
      1. Nate Hoffelder12 April, 2016

        The Oasis comes with the case, so perhas we could regard it as a dock w\ cover?

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    3. Will O'Neil12 April, 2016

      I doubt that they have killed side loading because there is a certain segment of the Kindle market that depends on it to load Kindle titles bought from Amazon because they lack WiFi, so killing side loading would hurt their own market.

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      1. Frank12 April, 2016

        At least the case has a USB port, so I assume that when the Oasis + case is attached to a computer, then files can be loaded on it.

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  14. Suzatm12 April, 2016

    On US Amazon some cases are coming up that say for 2016 Kindle Oasis – Ceocase us the vender.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder12 April, 2016

      I’m looking at the images, and the cases don’t look like they are designed for the Oasis.

      And there’s at least one other case maker pulling the same dodge.

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      1. Suzatm12 April, 2016

        That is what I thought too. The shape just didn’t look right. I got burned with an Ipad case – bought it in advance of the device release and it was no where close to the right size.

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  15. Frank12 April, 2016

    I think it will cost $199 with adds, 219 without ads.

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  16. Void12 April, 2016

    Assuming no epub or ability for calibre to send preorganized bookshelves. AKA the two features aside from buttons that would actually give me a reason to buy it.

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