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It might not be waterproof, but the Amazon Kindle Oasis does come with some ridiculous battery life and a grippy single-handed design. And while it rocks Wi-Fi like practically all the other e-readers in the Kindle family, it might also be boasting some other secret wireless connectivity in the form of Bluetooth, including possible support for Bluetooth audio.

Filings through the FCC have been unearthed for the Amazon Kindle Oasis, which was formally announced last week. The documents themselves may not name the Oasis specifically, but it seems pretty clear that they’re talking about Amazon’s newest ebook reader. They’ve got the same model numbers.

It’s possible that the Bluetooth function has simply been disabled and Amazon could “flip a switch” with a software update to enable it. If this is the case, it means that you’d be able to use the text-to-speech function far more conveniently, even tapping into Audible audiobooks as a very real possibility. That or Amazon is just going to leave it dormant, because the WiFi chip they chose might happen to be one of those WiFi/BT combo chips. For now, we have no idea.

The Amazon Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order now for $290, including the leather charging cover. It starts shipping on April 27.

Via The Digital Reader

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