Related reading: Kindle Vox Backlight (10/28/11)
Kobo announced yesterday that they were launching their new colour tablet called Kobo Vox to appease the angry Canadian masses who were hoping for a Kindle Fire (no Canadian release date in sight). A lot of information was available in the press release. Too bad most people would rather eat soap that read press releases.
But there are a few interesting tidbits that might appeal to voracious readers:
- Kobo Vox’s backlit screen is anti-glare and optimized for outdoor reading. Apparently, it’s what they use in airplane cockpits. I’m not too sure what that means.
- The screen has an extra wide angle viewing so you can read with your kids (or a very lazy boyfriend who doesn’t want to turn his own pages).
- Along with the basic Twitter and Facebook apps, it also comes with Zinio with a BONUS 12 free mags for Kobo Vox readers (you don’t get to choose which ones though).
- PressReader app comes with 7 free papers of your choice for Vox readers.
Like the Kindle Fire, the Kobo Vox is also $200. Kobo also has books in different languages and recently made a deal with a major French publisher. If they ever had Chinese on there, I’d probably buy one for my mom.