Originally Posted by Reader Paradice
. I feel that the reason that a lot of reviewers were trashing the Vox so badly, and ignored equal to, or mostly comparable features and/or performance, was a very motivated 'read' to keep profit and sales within the United States this holiday season.
Kobo did a very soft launch. They may not have sent out tons of freebies to the tech writers or wined and dined them. That kind of thing seems like a more likely explanation to me.
The tech blogs have dumped on other Kobo devices in the past and have done stupid stuff, like not connecting the devices which would have downloaded the release firmware. If I were Kobo, I might have made the decision not to treat them like royalty.
This is, of course, wild speculation, too.