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Kobo To Release Android Tablet E-Reader 80

Posted by timothy
from the cute-name-at-least dept.
First time accepted submitter Alt-kun writes "Like Amazon last month, Kobo is now making the jump to an Android-based tablet e-reader. Priced at $200 and available on October 28th, the Kobo Vox is set to complete with the Kindle Fire rather than the iPad. While Kobo can't match up with Amazon's sheer mass of available content, it is partnered with various major book sellers and has a good-sized base of existing customers. Also, previous Kobo products have made a point of supporting open standards for media, and that will presumably continue with the Vox. For those who aren't familiar with Kobo: they have little presence in the US, but their e-readers are fairly popular in Canada, Australia, and a number of other countries."
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Kobo To Release Android Tablet E-Reader

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  • Specs (Score:5, Informative)

    by Xgamer4 (970709) on Saturday October 22, 2011 @06:00PM (#37806386)
    The article was all-around useless for the stuff that actually mattered. So here's a link to the specs page for the device on their official website:
    http://www.kobobooks.com/kobovox_tech [kobobooks.com]

    Most important:
    Device Size 192.4 mm X 128.4 mm (7.57 in. 5.06 in.)
    Device Depth 13.4 mm (0.53 in.)
    Weight 402.6 g (14.2 oz.)
    Diagonal Display Size 7" FFS+ multimedia display; 1024 x 600 resolution
    Screen Qualities Multi-touch screen with exceptional +/- 89 viewing angle
    Processor 800 Mhz; 512 RAM
    Operating System Full open access to Android 2.3
    Storage 8GB of internal storage, holds 8,000 books** and unlimited Kobo eBook cloud storage
    Memory Expansion Option to add a 32 GB SD Memory Card
    Battery Life 7 hours***

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