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Kobo launches Vox, ‘the first social eBook reader’, with Facebook integration


Kobo Vox is the latest eBook reader in the Kobo family and it is referred to as ‘the first social eReader’. In this case, social means that you’ll be able to connect with your friends and other readers on social networks; that way you can discover new books through Facebook, the company says.

During the recent Facebook’s f8 conference, Facebook selected Kobo as its only eReading partner, which makes the Canadian company the first eReading platform to be integrated with Facebook Ticker and Timeline to enable further reading discovery and entertainment.

Vox, based on the Android 2.3 OS, will be equipped with a 7-inch color touch screen which will be great for reading, but also for browsing the web, e-mail and social networks as well. You can even watch movies on your Kobo.

As Michael Serbinis, CEO at Kobo says:

Kobo Vox is the reader for your connected life, and opens the door to the next generation of eReading – social eReading – where books can come alive in color and conversation. Readers can get more out of their experience by connecting with Kobo’s global community of booklovers.

Kobo Vox (on the left) and Kobo Touch

Kobo Vox is available for pre-order today in Canada and the US with price starting at $199.99.

Published October 19, 2011 — 15:15 UTC

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