The latest generation Amazon Kindle Oasis is completely sold out in the United States. The entry level 8GB/32GB with WIFI will take between 7 and 9 weeks to ship out when new orders are placed. This also includes the Special Offers version that will display adverts on your homescreen or the variant that has them removed. The new Kindle Oasis with the champagne gold backing is currently only available via pre-order.
I feel that the Kindle Oasis 2 is the best e-reader Amazon has ever made. It is the first model to have Audible integration and is waterproof. It is the first e-reader powered by the Freescale IMX7 dual core processor and it is really easy to read on the 6.8 inch screen.
The demand for the Oasis is obvious and it looks Amazon has to ramp up production via via Foxconn. I suppose if you desperately need an Oasis right now, the 3G version is the only one available.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.