Kobo, A Canada based technology company, had released a new eReader/Tablet device to the market this week called Kobo.
Lately, it seems that new tablets and eReaders are getting released to the market every week as the race goes on.
The new Kobo Vox eReader is not just an eReader as it runs Android Gingerbred and allows its users to do much more than just read books. You can actually see it as a kind of cheap tablet pc. Armed with a 7″ display and with some extra Android based apps and the ability to expand and install others – the Kobo does seems to be a nice and simple tablet with powerful options.
Priced atÂ Â£169.99 and armed with a good eReading solution it seems that the new Kobo Vox is aiming to challenge the current eReader ruler – the Amazon Kindle.
To give the Kobo Vox an extra edge over their competitors, the Kobo company integrated social apps (i.e. Facebook, Twitter and others) into their eReader apps, thus making it the first “social reader”.
Basically allowing users to share what they are reading or what they are interested in with others via social networks.
As the Vox is still new and is the first tablet that the Kobo company had released to the market, only time will tell how good it is. For now, judging by the technical information, price tag and included software it does seem that the Vox will be the first widely affordable tablet/eReader combo device.