Amazon.comInc. on April 13 showcased its new e-reader, Kindle Oasis.
Calling it "the thinnest and lightest Kindle,"Amazon said that the eighth generation of its Kindle e-reader weighs 4.6 ouncesand is just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point — 30% thinner and 20% lighter than anyother Kindle.
The Kindle Oasis has a 6" screen and a 300 ppiresolution. It also has the first Kindle display designed using a 200 microndisplay backplane that is as thin as a single sheet of aluminum foil, and acustom cover glass engineered from chemically reinforced glass, the companysaid.
Kindle Oasis, which is now available for pre-order for$289.99, will be released April 27.