What Can the Kobo Vox Do?
I am liking the looks of the Vox, but there is a few things I cannot tell by looking at the specs and I was wondering if I could get some help.
1. It looks like .avi is not suported, so I cannot load my home movies onto the Vox to play. The specs say mp4 is supported, so I would have to convert my files, I guess? I have never used a tablet or phone to play movies, so I don't know how this works. Is there going to be some sort of movie playing software preloaded, like windows media player, or will we have to download a free app from the android market?
2. Would I be able to play shows using Netflix? I know I could probably use YouTube, because I have done that on my phone, but I'm not sur if there would be enough memory on this thing to stream a hd movie?
3. It looks like .wav is supported, but would I be able to listen to audiobooks on the Vox? I know when I did this on my PC with an audiobook I borrowed from my online library, I needed to Download a special program onto my PC.
4. Will I be able to surf the web on this thing? It talks about the android market and lots of social networking type of apps, but there is no mention of being able to visit your favorite websites.
5. I love the sounds of the Pulse, but how will that work? Does that mean Big Brother is going to be spying on your every move while you read? I suspect your wifi will need to be on during your reading in order for pulse to work, making your battery drain really quickly.
6. Reading Life sounds cool, but how with this work if you are reading the books in your library from multiple sources? Could your stats be based on your Kobo library alone, or all books on your device including side loaded books? What about the books you have already read...could they be incorporated into your stats?
7. What is this 'cloud' I keep reading about? It sounds like your books are stored on their server and you synch to any reader you are using? I am not really sure what this means...
8. I am interested in magazine subscriptions for this thing. Any idea how much cheaper the online subscriptions will be vs. The regular prices of most major magazines (I am interested in US, Entertainment Weekly).
I am afraid to order this thing before I see some reviews...but I am also wondering if they'll be hard to find after the first wave of sales, like the KT was...what do you think?