October 19, 2011 10:30am
A few weeks ago when Amazon announced the Kindle Fire for $199, Canada’s Kobo Vox leaked online through Future Shop (Kobo is owned by Indigo). The link was quickly removed but the estimated date of availability was October 17th for $249. It’s a good thing the tablet/eReader was delayed because it’s now up for pre-order and comes with an immediate $50 price drop $199 outright.
This is a 7-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet that has a resolution of 1,024 × 600, Wi-Fi, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD slot, access to 2.4 million books, access to the 15,000 apps in the Android Market, overall dimensions are 0.53 x 5 x 7.57-inches, battery life is 6 hours and it weighs 400 grams and this is available in four colours: Jet Black, Ice Blue, Hot Pink and Lime Green. Also, if you do pre-order this you’ll get 3 free colour books. Shipping starts October 28th.
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