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Bargain Kobo Vox Amazon Kindle Fire rival launched at WHSmith

There are a growing number of companies getting in on the tablet PC market as it continues to grow at a rapid rate. A new device just been launched in the US from Amazon has been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks. Today we have news of a bargain Kobo Vox that could be an Amazon Kindle Fire rival, which is being launched at WHSmith.

Last month we told you about the new eReader the retailer was releasing, and they have now followed that up with the release of the Kobo Vox. According to TechRadar the touchscreen device comes complete with Wi-Fi and a reasonable price tag to boot.

Just like the Kindle Fire it comes with a seven inch screen that runs on Android and also runs on similar applications. The display on the device is claimed to be anti-glare that should allow you to use it in bright sunlight, and there is even 42 different font sizes to choose from.

The retailer is also stating that the Kobo is the only official Facebook eReader partner, so this could be the tablet come eReader for you. The device hasn’t been customized as much as the Kindle Fire and you won’t have to go through Amazon’s app store and can get access to more Android apps.

For your £169.99 you get 8GB of storage that can be expanded, and with the Wi-Fi connectivity the Kobo looks quite an attractive proposition. The Kobo Vox is available now via the retailer’s stores or on its online store. It could prove to be a good Christmas seller considering the price and that there is no release date for the Kindle Fire in the UK.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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