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.