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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
14 Apr 2016, 08:26 PM | Post: #21

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I use the text-to-speech. Brilliant at the editing stage.
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Offline l_macd
16 Apr 2016, 10:11 AM | Post: #22

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This post was last modified: 16 Apr 2016 10:13 AM by l_macd.
(14 Apr 2016 07:51 AM)lyndawrites Wrote: Wrote:  
(13 Apr 2016 06:21 PM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  
(13 Apr 2016 06:09 PM)lyndawrites Wrote: Wrote:  Lol, Joo, if only that were possible. I'm another left -handed reader (and writer).

According to Amazon: Whether you choose to read with your left or right hand, Kindle Oasis automatically rotates the page orientation to match.

Unfortunately it can't rotate the position of the buttons. Angry
Yes it can. You can set either button to page forward or back, and it'll keep that when you flip from hand to hand. So if you choose the top button to page forward, when you turn it around to swap it to your left hand, it'll still be the top button you press to page forward. Pretty ingenious.

The price is just scary though...... But even then, you have to look it at as being of interest to people would would buy a Voyage with the official Amazon cover. So it only works out at £50 extra for the newer, lighter, shinier model. Not for me, it's way too expensive and I haven't even splurged on the Voyage yet, but there will be some avid readers who will snap it up. I do think there are a lot of people who are disappointed about the lack of audio, a high end Kindle seemed like a good fit for them introducing Alexa style TTS, but they've went for light and thin instead.
Offline Lynda
26 Apr 2016, 05:25 AM | Post: #23

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There must be quite a few of us buying this new kindle as just ordered one the black has a delivery date of 20th May and the merlot 20th July!!!!  I have had almost every Kindle they have released and still have most of them including Voyage . I rather like the fact that the oasis will last longer on a charge than the voyage and the lightness appeals.
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26 Apr 2016, 07:56 AM | Post: #24

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This post was last modified: 26 Apr 2016 07:57 AM by Anna Faversham.
Eek! I'm still using the very first Kindle model. Works fine. I'm a bit like Nigel, I get attached to things and don't like to just throw them away. But I really love that others go for the latest tech stuff because the world needs people like them.
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Offline PaulWS
27 Apr 2016, 11:14 AM | Post: #25

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RE: Kindle Oasis

Just picked up my Oasis + Merlot Cover from John Lewis. Ordered it yesterday. Amazon out of stock until 19th July !
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27 Apr 2016, 07:00 PM | Post: #26

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(27 Apr 2016 11:14 AM)PaulWS Wrote: Wrote:  Just picked up my Oasis + Merlot Cover from John Lewis. Ordered it yesterday. Amazon out of stock until 19th July !
My interest is in the oasis with 3g but that does not appear to be at john lewis Sad
Offline Sylar
30 Apr 2017, 04:55 AM | Post: #27

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Silly question guys I've been at uni and not had a lot of time for personal reading but im thinking of getting an Oasis having previously had the Voyage but just wondering are we due to see a new model or upgrade this year?
Offline Campbell
30 Apr 2017, 05:04 AM | Post: #28

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(30 Apr 2017 04:55 AM)Sylar Wrote: Wrote:  Silly question guys I've been at uni and not had a lot of time for personal reading but im thinking of getting an Oasis having previously had the Voyage but just wondering are we due to see a new model or upgrade this year?
Nobody can say for sure, but they've been following the 'Tick / Tock' release style with a new kindle one year, and an update to an old version the next. This year would be an 'update' year in that schedule, and the most likely kindle for a refreshed version is probably the Paperwhite. I'd hit the button and buy an Oasis now if I were you.
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Offline Will Makin
27 Sep 2017, 07:02 PM | Post: #29

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RE: Kindle Oasis - Where has it gone?

We have decided that we will buy each other a Kindle Oasis for Christmas this year, and that solves the problem of us buying gifts that we either don't want, need (or even like in some cases!) So I go to look on Amazon and all colours are no longer available and they don't know when they will be back in stock.

Anyone have any idea what is going on? Has it been discontinued or is it being updated (or even made less expensive????)

Regards to all, and thanks for reading.
Offline Campbell
28 Sep 2017, 11:25 AM | Post: #30

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RE: Kindle Oasis

I'd guess they're about to release an update. If not it'll definitely be in stock well before Christmas. Amazon won't let their flagship disappear without something better to replace it.
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