Kobo to launch $200 Android tablet

Posted by Techvibes NewsDesk

Home-grown Kobo announced today that it will be entering the tablet wars with the launch of the Kobo Vox Colour on October 28th. And they're taking pre-orders now.

Built by readers for readers, the Kobo Vox doesn't not forget its roots and should please the already 5 million Kobo users worldwide.

Priced at $199 the Kobo Vox Colour comes pre-loaded with all the essentials including email, a full web browser, an app store and a rich media player.

Connecting to a WiFi network gives users open access to Android where they can browse the web, check email, shop the Kobo bookstore, and play games. 

With access to over 2.4 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers, users can add books to build their library in seconds. Through the preloaded Zinio application users can easily access a selection of over 4,500 magazines, or download their favourite newspapers in vivid colour delivered right to your device through PressReader.

For the non-readers, the Kobo Vox allows you to watch movies, TV shows and home videos in any video file format you choose. Plus, listen to music or access millions of songs with RDIO, a leading streaming music service.

The Kobo Vox Colour also offers a suite of optional software including the free top rated Kobo eReading apps available for Apple, Android and Blackberry smartphones and tablets, as well as PC and Mac computers. Vox also comes with access to 15,000 free apps and 1 million free books.

Company:
Kobo, Inc.
Website:
http://www.kobobooks.com/
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to customers everywhere. For more... more


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