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Old 09-29-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Kobo Vox Android 7" Tablet advertized on Future Shop site

Just noticed this on the Future Shop site:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...7ccee7239een02

Price is $249 CAD
Available: Oct 17

The Kobo Vox combines everything great about the Kobo with amazing new features that bring your reading experience to new levels. You'll enjoy hours of reading on the 7-inch colour display, downloading from a selection of 2.5 million titles, and even surfing the web and downloading apps from the Android market. The Kobo Vox is the eReader that does so much more.

Display

Screen Size 7 Inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Screen Technology LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Colour Screen Yes
Greyscale Levels Not Applicable
Backlit Display Not Applicable
Front-lit Display Not Applicable
Screen Rotation Support Yes
Formats

Document Formats Adobe DRM; ePub; PDF; Kobo
Image Formats No
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No
Audio

Built-In Speaker Yes
Built-In Microphone No
Headphone Jack Yes
Connectivity

USB Connection Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth No
3G Capable No
Other None
Functionality

Text Highlighting Yes
Text Size Adjustment Yes
Text Search No
Text-to-Speech No
Bookmarking Yes
Built-in Dictionary Yes
Note-taking No
Clock No
Internal Storage Capacity 8 GB
Digital Storage Media Accepted Micro SD Card; Micro USB
Included Memory Card No
Power

Battery Type Information Not Available
Battery Life 6 Hours
Recharging Time Information Not Available
USB Chargeable Yes
Battery Level Indicator Yes
Included in the Box

Manual Yes
Software No
Protective Cover No
AC Adapter No
USB Cable Yes
Preloaded/Included eBooks No
Other Items No
System Requirements

Computer Compatibility PC; MAC
Hardware Requirements 512 MB RAM
Operating System Requirements Not Applicable

Physical Features

Colour Black
Dimensions - Width 12.8 cm
Dimensions - Height 19.2 cm
Dimensions - Depth 1.3 cm
Weight 400 g
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
WebId 10180848

More information

FEATURES:

* Enjoy titles of all types from your favourite 500-plus page epics to graphic novels to the latest children's titles on the 7-inch colour display

* Browse and download from a library of millions of titles that include everything from NY Times best sellers, to newspapers and magazines – plus over 1 million free titles

* Connect highlighted words to audio to help make reading fun for kids

* See what other people are reading, peruse comments on titles, and even add your own with the Kobo Pulse function

* Reading Life helps you discover your reading habits, and share your latest read and favourite passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter

* Customization options include font, font size, brightness, day or night reading mode, and landscape/portrait mode

* Navigate titles any way you want: category, alphabetically, title, or author

* Kobo Vox supports open standards and even keeps an archive of all the books you've downloaded

* Quickly download a Kobo eReading app and pick up where you left off on your Apple, Android and BlackBerry smartphone or tablet

* Built-in Wi-Fi and the 8GB internal memory

* Comes complete Facebook and Twitter widgets on the homescreen

* Long-lasting six hour battery
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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No video? Or does that just mean no native video support. You need to download a video player from the Android Market?

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Document Formats Adobe DRM; ePub; PDF; Kobo
Image Formats No
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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The list might not be full or properly entered... otherwise it would be a bit silly to have built in speakers but not play any audio formats.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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The list might not be full or properly entered... otherwise it would be a bit silly to have built in speakers but not play any audio formats.
Maybe you need to download an audio player from the Market? Grasping at straws here.
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Old 09-29-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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Where is the formal announcement and hands on for this if it's soon to be released?
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Maybe you need to download an audio player from the Market? Grasping at straws here.
Could be... but I wouldn't trust the spec list at Futureshop too much. I've seen things being omitted too often with them.
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I have to wonder if Future Shop jumped the gun. How can they have a live product listing when the thing hasn't been officially announced with all the pomp & fanfare these launches usually get? The entire world couldn't help but know about the new Kindles thanks to the full-court press of PR from Amazon, for example.
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No video? Or does that just mean no native video support. You need to download a video player from the Android Market?
This, its has to mean that since its not a eink screen.The only way i would buy a ereader that had a LCD screen is if it could play videos especially since the battery is suppose to only last EST 6 hours
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I have to wonder if Future Shop jumped the gun. How can they have a live product listing when the thing hasn't been officially announced with all the pomp & fanfare these launches usually get? The entire world couldn't help but know about the new Kindles thanks to the full-court press of PR from Amazon, for example.
oh, I'm sure they jumped the gun in a big way since there has been no mentions of a tablet device coming other than the fcc post that was brought up last week; but the fact that they do have images, not to mention listings for different color devices means it's probably close to coming out..

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The product page is now down.

And yes, they jumped the gun. I'm also told that at least some of the details are wrong.
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Future Shop took the page down. Here is the screenshot for those who didn't see it.
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Thanks, great find. At least it has a micro SD card slot, one thing that the Kindle Fire lacks. I hope it has a IPS screen.
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Great scoop. It will be a fine implementation for Kobo's Reading Life and Pulse (see blog.kobobooks.com), which also dovetails nicely with the Facebook f8 Conference announcement last week. Kobo clearly continues to attract investment capital; these moves are strategic and require some cash. The German retail stores open on Saturday and three other European stores are slated for 2011.

$250 is an attractive price point -- and remember, this is for Canada where Amazon's Kindle Fire will not be sold.
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