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Kindle devices now available in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH, May 1, 2019

Souq.com, an Amazon company, has announced that its customers in Saudi Arabia can now purchase Kindle devices including the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite and its most advanced e-reader, Kindle Oasis. 
 
The e-readers come with many distinctive features and hold thousands of books, offer a battery life that is measured in weeks, and have a no-glare display so you can read even in bright sunlight. 
 
In addition, the customers can personalise their ideal reading settings with fonts, font sizes, and text alignment options.
 
“We are delighted to make books more accessible by bringing the best-selling e-readers in the world to customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” said Souq.com Saudi General Manager Saleem Hammad. 
 
“Customers will now be able to carry their most loved books in a single device and will be able to seek knowledge on the go. We are thrilled to now offer Kindle in Saudi Arabia, and to have these two new devices as part of our offering to customers in the kingdom,” he stated.
 
The Kindle Paperwhite features a sleek, flush-front design and a back made of soft, grippable material so it rests easily in your hand. 
 
It is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18mm thick and weighing 182g—less than half the weight of many paperback books—so extended reading sessions are even more comfortable. 
 
The six-inch, high resolution 300 ppi display features crisp, printed-quality text that reads like real paper. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display in any setting—even direct sunlight. 
 
The Kindle Paperwhite is designed to withstand accidental drops in the bathtub, hot tub, pool, and ocean. It’s IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. 
 
Kindle Paperwhite is available in 8 GB for SR 529 and 32 GB for SR 649, which is twice the storage of the previous generation.
 
Kindle Oasis also features our largest, highest-resolution (300 ppi) display. Plus it has a thin and light ergonomic design so you can read comfortably for hours. 
 
"It is waterproof (IPX8), allowing you to read in even more places. You can easily turn pages with dedicated page turn buttons and the display will automatically rotate the page orientation, even when you switch hands. Just like all Kindle devices, the Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours—and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully charged in less than two hours," explained Hammad.
 
Kindle Oasis is available in 8 GB or 32 GB so you can carry even more titles with you. Plus, it has the fastest page turns of any Kindle e-reader. 
 
The crisp, laser-quality text reads like paper with uniform display lighting and no glare, even in bright sunlight. The Kindle Oasis has been priced at SR999 ($266) for the 8 GB model and SR1,099 ($292) for the 32 GB model.-TradeArabia News Service



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