Amazon launches new slimmer Kindle e-reader

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 4:36 PM

com Incorporated rolled out a new Kindle e-reader on Wednesday, its eighth and slimmest device in the series, with a charger that's built into its cover.

Amazon. com Incorporated rolled out a new Kindle e-reader on Wednesday, its eighth and slimmest device in the series, with a charger that's built into its cover.

The Kindle Oasis, which at $289.99 will be the most expensive in the range, will be available for orders on Wednesday and start shipping on April twenty-seven.

Since first launching the Kindle in two thousand-seventh, Amazon has continued to roll out gadgets love its Fire tablets and most recently Echo, a line of voice activated speakers.

The Kindle has emerged as the most dominant e-reader in the market as Rakuten'south Kobo and Barnes and Noble'south Nook struggled to win customers.

Amazon hopes to invite readers to its high-end Kindle with its longer lasting battery and sleek design.

The company said the new Kindle comes with a dual battery system, meaning that attaching the device to its cover will start recharging it automatically.

The Kindle Oasis weighs 4.6 ounces and is 3.4 mm at its thinnest point.

"It'south the most advanced Kindle we've ever built - thinly and ultra lightweight, it gets out of the way so you can lose yourself in the author'south world," Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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