Rdio, created by the founders of Skype, will now come preloaded on the Android-powered Kobo Vox, bringing socially dynamic music features to the ereader-tablet hybrid.
"By adding Rdio to the Kobo Vox, our subscribers can now easily extend their Rdio listening experience into their reading life, and it gives them yet another platform to access our service," said Drew Larner, CEO of Rdio. "For Kobo customers, we bring a new and unique social approach to music discovery. Reading and listening to music have always been preferred leisure activities and now customers can enjoy them together, seamlessly."
"The Kobo Vox was designed for today's connected consumers," said Michael Serbinis CEO of Kobo. "Finding new books and new music is best done through trusted sources and friends. With Kobo Vox and Rdio, our customers can not only discover new books by connecting with other readers, but also new music from the convenience of one device."
With Rdio on the Kobo Vox, users can search and play music from a catalogue of 12 million songs; connect with people who have similar tastes in music; create your own playlusts and listen to others' playlists; and more.
You can buy the Kobo Vox with Rdio in Canada immediately at Indigo, Future Sgop, Best Buy, or Kobo's e-store for $200.