Amazon will be announcing new Kindle e-readers soon and they are quietly discontinuing other models. The Kindle Oasis Merlot and Walnut colors are out of stock and there is only a limited number of black ones available. Amazon normally has some sort of date when a product will be back in stock, but it looks like Amazon might be developing a second generation Oasis. This model will likely have an improved internal battery and will not be so difficult to hold if you are not using the accompanied case.
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.