Android Based $199.99 Kobo Vox Tablet Announced [WT News]

20111020-002713.jpgWe recently heard about the Kindle Fire being released by Amazon as a multimedia e-reader/tablet. However, Kobo(Canadian company) has announced that they will be joining in the race through their own tablet called “Vox” or Kobo Vox. This is great news considering it gives more freedom to us , the customers to choose from the new $199.99 tablets category. Seems like we all need to thank the failed HP touchpads for getting the tablet manufactures to enter this low price point.

According to Kobo’s site , “Kobo Vox—The Peoples’ Reader! (Vox populi, voice of the people),” . “Based on Kobo’s founding principle … FREEDOM.” Users can “read freely” (unlike Amazon, Kobo supports the open e-book format EPUB, which can be read on any open e-reader) and access the open Android store—the Vox has “unencumbered access to Android 2.3 so you are free to customize your experience to suit you best!” The Vox’s Web browser is open and Android-based.

So to round up, the Kobo Vox will have a 7 inch display and will be WIFI only with no 3G support. It will come with 8GB internal memory and SD card support upto 32GB. The display is decent but with only 800MHz processor we might be more inclined towards the Kindle Fire- only time will tell. US and Canadians can preorder the Kobo Vox for the October 28th date on the Kobo website.