(PRESS RELEASE) TORONTO—Kobo, a global leader in eReading with over 5 million users worldwide, today announced that the new Kobo Vox eReader, the world's first social eReader, is now available in stores and online at leading retailers including Indigo, Future Shop (www.futureshop.ca), Best Buy (www.bestbuy.ca), and Kobo.com for a MSRP of $199.99. Kobo Vox eReader is available online directly from U.S. retailers including Best Buy (www.bestbuy.com) and Fry's (www.frys.com) for $199.99.
The Kobo Vox, inspired by "Vox Populi" meaning the voice of the people, enables readers to start conversations with other readers and discover new books and authors through their social network. With a vivid color display, Kobo takes the reading experience to a whole new level and offers even more content -- rich color books, newspapers, magazines, games, music, video, games and social feeds -- all on an open Android platform.
"With its amazing social abilities and open Android design, Kobo Vox brings freedom and a new dimension to reading where books can come alive in color and conversation," said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. "Kobo Vox allows readers to experience more -- the freedom to connect with friends, listen to music, watch movies, play games and discover new apps with almost unlimited choices. We're excited to advance social reading with Kobo Vox and gratified that demand for our new, sub-$200 eReader tablet has been through the roof."
Kobo Vox is the reader for consumers' connected lives, opening the door to the next generation of eReading -- social eReading -- where readers can get more out of their experience by connecting with Kobo's global community of book lovers.
Based on Kobo's #1-rated Android eReading experience, Kobo Vox was built by readers for readers. People can access their entire library on-the-go, in an easy to hold, lightweight design with a comfortable quilted back. The Kobo Vox comes in a selection of four contemporary, fun, new colors -- Hot Pink, Lime Green, Ice Blue and Jet Black, giving a choice of options to reflect personal style, and delivers a superior user experience that allows users to easily navigate their library, scroll through books, and turn pages with a tap or swipe, plus personalize their reading experience with highlights, annotations, adjustable fonts and more. The Kobo Vox has onboard storage for up to 8,000 eBooks, with expandable storage to hold up to 40,000 books, and access to unlimited eBook storage in the Kobo cloud. With Kobo, you can read continuously across devices with free top rated Kobo apps available for most popular smartphones, tablets and computers. Developed on Android 2.3, readers have the freedom to customize their experience to best suit their personal needs and preferences.