20. October 2011

Kobo Vox up for pre-order – Ships on 28 October

Kobo have just announced their new Android tablet on twitter. It is alread up for pre-order on their website.

The Kobo Vox is a 7″ Android tablet with a capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024×600. It is running Android v2.3 on an 800MHz CPU. The internal Storage is 8GB and expandable by SD card. It also has a speaker, and a headphone jack.

The Vox comes with Kobo’s reading app and Kobo Pulse, their app for the social networking.

The usual Android apps like browser, email, media, Faceboo, Twitter, PressReader etc are pre installed as well as additional apps like RDIO (a music app) and Zinio. Other than Amazon Kobo does not want to tie the user into there own eco-system. You can buy or download your content wherever you like to, but of ourse the Vox will ship with the Kobo ebookstore.

The Kobo Vox is matching the price of the Kindle Fire.

Battery life for the Vox is 7 hours and it weighs around 400 grams. It is listed for $199 on the Kobo website and is available in 4 different colors.

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