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Thursday, October 20, 2011

New eReader echoes the tablet

Kobo and the Vox

Kobo is joining the ereader/tablet movement with their just-announced Vox, dubbed "the People's eReader." Selling for $199.99 and shipping as of October 28, it runs Android 2.3 and promises easy web browsing, e-mail, and access to "over 15,000 hot music, video and game apps." It weighs 14.2 ounces (lighter than Nook Color or Kindle Fire), and a vibrating Kobo pulse icon signifies pages with more social activity. Kobo says it comes with three free color ebooks.

Personally, I wonder about the internet and apps.  To get absorbed in a book, I have to get as far away as possible from the computer, as the constant impulse to check for email is so distracting.  And the last thing a reader needs is social activity!
But here, for your edification, is the promotion ....
  • Kobo Vox

    • Vivid 7" multimedia screen
    • Brilliant color books for all ages
    • New social reading experience
    • Web, email and apps for Android!
    Coming Soon Online

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