From Engadget comes a review of the new Kobo Vox. Seems that it is a disappointing entry. Much more in the review:
It’s impossible to discuss Kobo’s entry into the tablet space without also talking about fellow e-reader makers who have also recently made the leap into tablets. And by that measure, the Vox doesn’t look good. It’s a piece of last-generation hardware that offers up a limited multimedia experience on the software front. That might have been acceptable six months ago, but the Fire and Nook Tablet have changed the game as far as budget Android tabs go.
For its part, Kobo appears to be positioning the Vox as more of a souped-up color screen e-reader with apps and some multimedia functionality, as Barnes & Noble did with the Nook Color. It’s a fair description, given the limits of the device, but even with Kobo’s nice Reading Life feature, it’s hard to justify paying the same $200 price tag as the Kindle Fire or the recently refreshed Nook Color. Unless you’re already firmly entrenched in the Kobo ecosystem, there’s little reason to choose this. For now, consider the Fire or Nook Tablet and here’s hoping Kobo’s new parent company helps it hit a home run the second time around.