Amazon is bringing Audible support to its cheapest Kindle e-book reader that is priced at $79 (approximately Rs 5,200). Amazon had acquired Audible back in 2008, and the original Kindle had support for its audiobooks. However, Amazon discontinued this feature. The product listing for the $79 Kindle on Amazon’s US page shows that Audible support will be available “in the coming months”. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale 2021: Top 5 deals on budget phones from Redmi, Samsung, moreAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi 10i gets discounted by Rs 1,500 on Amazon India: Check the deal
First discovered by The Digital Reader, the product listing on Amazon US website further reads, “With built-in Audible, access the world s largest library of audiobooks. Easily switch between reading and listening on Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.” This Kindle doesn’t come with speakers enabled or a 3.5mm audio jack so one would have to use Bluetooth wireless devices for listening to Audible audiobooks. This feature appears to be available only in the US. Amazon India’s product listing for this Kindle hasn’t been updated with Audible support.
To recall, the Kindle E-reader features a 6-inch glare-free display with E-Ink Pearl technology. It comes with 4GB internal storage, and free cloud storage for all Amazon content. Its battery is claimed to offer juice for up to four weeks straight on a single charge. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and a microUSB port for charging. ALSO READ: Amazon announces all-new Kindle app
Also, other Kindle models like the Paperwhite and Voyage haven’t been updated either for Audible support. Amazon had recently launched its first waterproof Kindle Oasis in India at Rs 21,999 for the 8GB variant, and Rs 28,999 for the 32GB model. It will start shipping from November 14. The Kindle Oasis also comes bundled with Audible support with the same functionality of Bluetooth speakers or headphones. ALSO READ: Kindle Oasis review: Just another perfect (and pricey) Kindle
The Kindle Oasis features a 7-inch glare-free display with an adaptive light sensor. In addition to touchscreen support, it also has buttons for turning pages. It comes with IPX8 certification for water resistance, which makes it resistant up to two meters for 60 minutes. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi, and 3G. In terms of power, the Kindle Oasis offers battery life for weeks on a single charge. RELATED: Amazon Kindle Oasis with waterproof design launched in India at Rs 21,999: Specifications, features