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Kobo tablet goes on sale at Best Buy

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Feb 2012 0:13 User comments (3)

Kobo tablet goes on sale at Best Buy Kobo has announced it will sell its Vox tablet in Best Buy stores in the U.S.
The tablet currently competes with the Kindle Fire in the 7-inch category which may already put the tablet in an un-winnable situation.

Kobo released the Vox in October, but the system was met with criticism from users who found the tablet lacking and laggy.

Since the Vox's release, however, Kobo was acquired by Rakuten, which has been called on occasion "the Amazon of Japan." Rakuten promised to turn the tablet into an ecosystem similar to that of the Fire, which is deeply integrated with Amazon's shopping, music, movies and Cloud platforms.

The Vox features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, an 800MHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, 7 hours of battery life, and 512MB of RAM.

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3 user comments

116.2.2012 12:40

From what I can tell it has the same $200 price tag & basically does all the same web stuff that the Fire does, but I didn't see anything regarding streaming movies or additional playback features for say music of spoken novels at all; even from Kobo's website.

Other than having the choice of instant gratification & the option of test driving one of these devices before you buy, I don't see a reason to buy this one over the Fire. Amazon's order would still be tax free & that could save you around $25.

Then there's the fact of plenty of 'jailbreaks' out there for the tinkering crowd if that's something you want to do & frankly Kobo's books have been getting higher than a cat's ass here as of recently. Amazon will still run a nice sale a lot of the time. Not to mention their Free App of the Day. Yes I know, it's hit & miss, but I've gotten a bunch of good apps by paying attention.

It's something to consider.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 16 Feb 2012 @ 12:43

216.2.2012 12:47

Another tablet maker........grrrreat!

Bandwagoners are fools!

The tablet industry/notion/technology is so played out and wayyyyy oversaturated.

316.2.2012 16:23

R.I.P. Kobo Tablet


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